Jenny is a Kune Kune pigs, from New Zealand, and she loves a snooze in the sun, food and people. In that order! 

Kune Kunes come from New Zealand and their name means ‘fat and round’ in the Maori language.

Kune Kunes are small and hairy and are known for being tame and friendly. Although they are popular today they faced extinction in the 1980s when only 50 Kune Kunes remained.

Jenny has been at the farm since 2012 and she loves nothing better than coming to say hello to the visitors and showing off. When she's not busy sleeping, of course! Pigs are very intelligent animals, on par with dogs, and both Jenny will sit on command, for a reward!

To keep her entertained we’ll often hide food around her pen or put food in a ball and let her join in a game of football, to make her work for their dinner. 

Pigs aren’t dirty!

Although many people think of pigs as dirty animals they are in fact very clean. They never soil their own bed as they don’t like it being wet and smelly.  If pigs look dirty, it’s really just a clever way of staying cool. As they can only sweat on the very tip of their nose they often roll in mud to cool down in hot weather. The mud also stops them getting sun burnt and bitten by insects.


Mid 2019 we lost Edward, Jenny's brother. He will be missed by all at the farm. 

Did you know that you can support the farm by adopting our animals? Why not adopt Jenny the pig

 


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