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I Thought I Knew What Animal I Was Looking At, But I Was Completely Wrong. Now I'm Really Confused.

If you could take a time machine back to Hungary in the 1830s, you'd see what looks like a magical, mythical creature. It looks like a cross between a pig and a sheep.

It's called the Mangalitsa.


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It's more pig than sheep. It's also the fattiest pig in the world, with as much as 70% body fat.


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They were first bred by Archduke Joseph Anton Johann, who decided to cross Sumadija pigs with Bakony and Szalonta pigs.


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It was a popular Hungarian swine until about 1950 when the fear of saturated fat made their meat obsolete. The Mangalitsa was almost extinct by the 1970s.


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Poor little guy.


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In 1994, the Hungarian National Association of Mangalica Pig Breeders formed and was determined to save the breed.


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Today, more than 60,000 Mangalitsa are bred each year.


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These little guys are way too cute to eat, though.


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Credit: ViralNova

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