Looking like a pig crossed with a sheep, the Hungarian mangalica is a unique breed. Only two decades ago, the world’s last woolly pig was on the verge of extinction. Thankfully, it has re-emerged across Central and Eastern Europe. The name means ‘hog with a lot of lard’
This pig almost died out under Communism, and by the 1990s there were fewer than 200 on farms across Hungary. Mangalica has made a comeback though, with the current population hovering around 50,000.