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The kunekune is a small breed of domestic pig from New Zealand. Kunekune are hairy with a rotund build, and may bear wattles (or piri piri) hanging from their lower jaws. Their color ranges from black and white, to ginger, cream, gold-tip, black, brown and tricolored. They have a docile, friendly nature, and are now often kept as pets.





The breed is believed to have descended from an Asian domestic breed introduced to New Zealand in the early 19th century by whalers or traders.  The native Māori people of New Zealand adopted kunekune; kunekune is a Māori-language word meaning "fat and round".

By the 1980s, only an estimated 50 purebred kunekune remained. Two  wildlife-park owners started a breeding program, which encouraged recovery efforts. As of 2010, the breed no longer faced extinction, with thousands of Kune's all over the world