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Meet the next Internet dream pet sensation: the Mangalica pigs, also known as the pig sheep… or should we call it sheep pig?

(Photo courtesy of Dalby Farm via Facebook)
(Photo courtesy of Dalby Farm via Facebook)

This rare pig-sheep-looking hybrid is slowly taking over social media because of its unusual look, claiming the hearts of people worldwide.

Although the domestic pigs hail from Hungary, its adorably wooly appearance and cute snouts easily made waves on social media.

(Photo courtesy of @liamja_ via Instagram)
(Photo courtesy of @liamja_ via Instagram)

Reports say that the sheep-looking pig/ pig-looking sheep first came into existence around 1830s, but was only revived in the 1990s.

The Mangalica pigs have since become a favorite for people looking for exquisite breeds of animals and even for those looking for exotic tastes!

Yes, even though they’re so fluffy and huggable, some of these little fellas still do hit the grill in some parts of the world.

(Photo courtesy Møsefund Farm/Sung Anderson)
OH NO! (Photo courtesy Møsefund Farm/Sung Anderson)

But how could you, with a face like this?

(Photo courtesy of Dalby Farm via Facebook)
(Photo courtesy of Dalby Farm via Facebook)

And piglets this fluffy?

(Photo courtesy of Dalby Farm via Facebook)
(Photo courtesy of Dalby Farm via Facebook)

They come in dark brown.

(Photo courtesy of @sonyayongjames via Instagram)
(Photo courtesy of @sonyayongjames via Instagram)

And also in a lighter shade of brown.

(Photo courtesy of @marcterry via Instagram)
(Photo courtesy of @marcterry via Instagram)

They all look pet-material. Which one looks better? We’re going for both.

(Photo courtesy of @jules_thefab via Instagram)
(Photo courtesy of @jules_thefab via Instagram)

But the more pressing matter is: Is it a sheep-looking pig or a pig-looking sheep?

Watch them in action:

A bit of fun after Christmas when you find 2 hairy pig roaming in a field!! #sheeppig @campy_101

A video posted by Araminta Campbell Textiles (@aramintacampbell) on

We wonder when they’ll reach the Philippines?

 

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