Some pigs get through the hot days wallowing in mud and water.
But our Potbellied Pig Doo had another idea. He got naked.
Normally you’d see Doo with a thick coat of black hair. But as the weather turned hot this summer the hair began to fall off.
Here he is in all his glory.
This is common among Potbellied Pigs who live outdoors. It’s called “blowing a coat.” Over the couple of weeks Doo will scratch and rub off the remaining hair and then it will start to grow back.
As you can see below, his sister Doo has not blown her coat. At least not yet.
It’s not entirely clear why this happens. But it usually occurs during the summer and, in Doo’s case, it’s helping him stay cool in the summer heat.