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Moura

Moura is a breed of pig also known as Estrela, Estrelense, Mouro, and Pereira. They originated from Duroc, Canastra, and Canastrao in southern Brazil.

The Moura breed is usually a blue roan in coloration, occasionally red roan. The most distinctive thing about the Moura breed is its curved snout, slightly thicker than a landrace’s snout. Scientists opine that the long periods spent in the bush before human beings embraced its domestication is what led it into developing the thick snout. The Moura uses its snout to dig and turn over ground when searching for food.

The breed is critically rare.

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