Scientists recreate extinct pig
Scientists at the Shetland Islands have recreated a pig that has been extinct
for about 200 years.
The grice, a pig variety living at the Shetland Islands having the size of a large dog and carrying
tusks, was recreated by a taxidermist after meticulous investigative work.
The pig was kept domestically until the 1800s, when landowners forced
islanders to keep fewer pigs and the breed died out.
In order to reconstruct it, the researchers managed to find various
descriptions in documents. They also investigated artefact and archaeological
"We're delighted that visitors to the museum will now be able to see for
themselves an animal that had such a large part in Shetland's farming
The pig will be shown in the Shetland Museum and Archives, due to re-open to the public in
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