Cement-breaking snouts, shape-shifting skulls, and video-gaming skills – after watching Hog Genius, you’ll never think of pigs as simple swine again. Their smarts rival those of dogs and they thrive in backwoods, barnyards, and even laboratories, where mastering a video game earns food. As scientists are discovering, they have the bodies to back up their brains: their skulls can morph to make foraging for food easy and they detect smells better than bloodhounds.
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Video Preview: Hunters have begun to discover unusually giant wild hogs throughout North America. How did these hogs evolve into such a size?
Hog Genius airs on Nat Geo Wild Wednesday June 16 at 10P et/pt.