I must admit to having had a little chuckle when I read that Kevin and Francis have already escaped a few times from their enclosure. It seems an electric fence isn’t enough to stop these inquisitive little guys. It got me thinking about other stories I have read about pigs escaping from slaughterhouses and lead me to a little searching on the internet. Apparently pigs are “more intelligent than most dogs and three year old children” (http://www.animalsaustralia.org/media/photos.php?photo=Pig+intelligence). I wonder what my three year old child would have to say about that.
Read about other research into pig intelligence here: http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-food/hidden-lives-pigs.aspx