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Kune Kune Pigs

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About the Kune Kune Pigs

Kune kune pigs have cream, brown or black skin, thinly covered in hair. They measure up to 80cm high and have tassels under their chins called piri piri. Kune kune is pronounced ‘cooney cooney’ and means plump and round in the Maori language

Habitat and Distribution

Kune kune pigs are from New Zealand. They are domesticated from the wild boar of Europe and Asia but it is not known how the pigs first reached New Zealand.

Family Information

Kune kune pigs live in groups of a sow (female) and her offspring. The boars (males) join the groups in the breeding season.

Conservation Status: Common

Standard Membership

  • Entry to the park 362 days a year
  • Discounts in selected cafes & restaurants
  • Discounts on some VIP Experiences

Standard Membership is available for adults and children.
Gold Membership is available for children aged 2-12 years.

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