How Smart Is A Pig?

Animal Intelligence Depending on which list you look at, the order of intelligence for the different species usually looks something like this: 1. human 2. ape 3. dolphin 4. pig 5. elephant 6. octopus 7. dog 8. crow Most scientists agree on the first two, though I personally have doubts about the number one ranking […]

Dennis Goes For A Walk

My Best Buddy I have been swamped, getting my new book out this week, among a million other things, so I didn’t have time to do a proper blog post. As I was thinking of what to write about I got an email from a reader who asked if Dennis, my wild boar, really goes […]

Pigs Who Write

What I Learned From Humans Appearances can be deceiving. I know you have heard that before. But it isn’t just appearances that are deceiving. Sayings and long-held beliefs can also be deceiving. I hope to shed some light on a few of them today. My name is Dennis. That’s a picture of me below, the […]

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