There are plenty of animals on this planet that leave us scratching our heads.
Take, for example, the zorse (Is it a zebra or a fancy-looking horse?):
— Deb (@HarmaaSusi) November 25, 2015
Or the tanuki (Is it a raccoon or a dog?)
— ことり (@chibi_tori) November 9, 2015
Just so you know, the zorse is the result of a zebra and horse doing the dirty and the tanuki is just a Japanese dog that has raccoon-like features.
But, now we want to figure out what the hell this weird-looking creature is:
This is the wooly Mangalitsa pig. pic.twitter.com/8M3RYXC33J
— Mark Connolly (@MarkConnollyCBC) February 9, 2016
Stumped? Here are more pictures that are sure to confuse you even more.
— danny pew (@wiredhyperspace) January 12, 2016
Honestly, cute as they are, our heads hurt just looking at them.
— Chequers Churchill (@TheChequersC) August 23, 2015
Are they sheep? Are they pigs? Are they some sort of freakish hybrid pig-sheep that could possibly fly? No. Turns out these hairy
little big things are called Mangalitsa, a relatively unknown type of Hungarian pig. And, surprisingly, the woolly animal has no sheep DNA. Turns out, it was created back in the mid-nineteenth century by breeding boars with pigs.
#Nowyouknow, right? But you probably don’t want to know that these cute fellas also taste very delicious. According to the CBC, a chuck of Mangalitsa meat is highly coveted in restaurants around the world. And Canadian farmers are currently trying to get more of us to consider cooking these bad boys at home too. Poor non-sheep pigs, they can’t catch a break.