Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Taiping Zoo (2) : Wild Boar & Bearded Pig

I just realised I took almost 600 photos during my visit to Taiping Zoo when I sorted the photos. I will post some of the photos according to categories.. First of all, since I just posted a post on Roast Pork (Siew Yok) & Char Siew, so I will start with piggy related photos as my first batch of Taiping Zoo photos together with my own version of piggy stories. ;)

This is Wild Boar aka Babi Hutan, which is much thinner than the domestic pig :) I have no idea what is this wild boar doing at that moment.. Since he put his snout inside the cavity, I presume he is sniffing something.. something nice that attracts his attention? I hope he is not sniffing the delicious & mouth watering leftover siew yok (roast pork) inside the cavity. Hahaha.. just kidding lah.. Definitely, there won't be any non halal food eg. "siew yok" inside the zoo :P

Another lazy wild boar.. sleeping or lying in the pool of mud. I presume he is doing the warm "mud sauna" - which is good for him, at least he will have better skin complexion :)

This is Bearded Pig, aka Babi Jokut or Babi Bodoh. And.. this species is not only dirty, but smelly as well.. Look at the dirty long beard, and the long snout.. Are they really stupid, hence the name babi bodoh (bodoh = stupid) ? I have no idea... ask the pig if you are really interested to know whether they are stupid or not.. If they can tell you the answer, then they are not stupid after all :P

Sniffing again.. These bearded pigs are too free.... Since they have nothing to do, their job the whole day long is eating, sniffing & sleeping etc. I guess if they don't sniff, then they really have nothing else to do :P

The dirty (& wet !!) bearded pig running around like cartoon (He just came out from the pool of water). Why he ran so fast ah? Cos he found delicious food nearby (I presume he found durian?) - so he ran as fast as he could to get the food, before his other friends noticed it.. In piggy's world, 獨吃難肥 doesn't exist :P

to be continued...

31 comments:

The Angel said...

Wah...look sooo scary!!!

acqub said...

:) this coming after your char siew siew yuk post...

heheheh :)

Selba said...

Hehehe.... they don't look so cute as the pink pig :)

jonboy60 said...

hahaha... good holiday huh? hey u juz go to taiping for holiday or u r originate there?

Kristopher said...

babi hutan...good for BBQ..less fat, good for health...hehehe

Chen said...

angel,
it looks scary at the first glance, but once u are used to it, it's no longer scary already :)

acqub,
cos they are inter-related :P One big happy family ;) Talk about piggy, people will relate with siew yok or char siew one... kekekke

selba,
i have see very cute pinky piglet before.. but most of the domestic pink pigs are not cute as well.. they are smelly though.. I went to pig farm before.. belongs to the family of my sister's friend. Very very smelly.. but the piglets are cute though.. ;)

Chen said...

jonboy,
go there jalan-jalan. I'm from Sarawak, the Land of the Hornbills :)

kristopher,
yeah.. more healthy.
I have eaten wild boar several times.. but that was quite some time back, in Sarawak :)

may said...

OMG! from first look, I'm immediately reminded of Timon & Puumba!

*hakuna matata...*

Robin said...

hmmm.. look dirty.

probably smelly too

Chen said...

May,
hahaha.. I totally forgotten about the Lion King characters.. since u mention, now I remember :D Hahha.. really looks like Pumba hoh?

I will post on "Lion King" soon :P

Robin,
Pig & mud.. what to expect?
they are indeed dirty & smelly :)
Very smelly...

Cynthia said...

I tasted Babi Hutan Renday before... it is very nice =)

fooDcrazEE said...

give them to me....i slaughter them and cook with ginger and spring onion. The ribs, panggang lar........

Chen said...

cynthia,
kari babi hutan is nice as well ;)

foodcrazee,
wah... too bad those pigs are not mine leh.. :P

a^ben said...

erm~ i think i prefer to look at char siew~ hahahaha!!

AND I NOTICE MY Name at your side bar~!!!!

*floating in the air~* :P

Chen said...

ben,
char siew is nicer to look at.. :P
more presentable, hahaha..

hehe.. don't float so high up..
later u fall down... then sakit loh..
remember? U don't have wings :D

slurp! said...

aiyoh ... reminds me of too much good memories with wild boar, cooked one of coz :) hehehe ...

IML said...

Wild boar curry is very delicious. So I heard.

Alicia said...

animals.. how dey look like b4 they're killed as food!!!! lol xD

Winn said...

i dun wan to eat wild boar ..

actually i dun eat wild boar oredi but i've tasted them before. hehe

Robin said...

Elmo is FOUND!

Chen said...

slurp,
wild boar lover? hahaha.. i mean the wild boar meat :P

IMLS,
It is... The last time I tasted it was few years back.

alicia,
hahah... I'm showing the animal photos and somehow everyone relate the innocent looking poor wild boar with food :P I guess wild boars are mean to be eaten :)

winn,
ohh.. how come u dowan to eat wild boar again? Cos they are cute? ;)

Chen said...

robin,
Elmo is found? Congrats :)
I can see a happy Robin :)

carcar said...

babi bodoh? hmmm, a name for babi? or a species of babi?

Chen said...

carcar,
That's the other name for the bearded pig.

Thao said...

They are also very tasty apparently, have never eaten them, but here during Xmas, most Belgian made may dishes with wild boar ;-)

Chen said...

thao,
I guess wild boar is widely available in Belgium then :) or at least during Christmas?

Thao said...

I don't think they are widely available here, just that it's one of this they eat here during Xmas, plus a few months before end of year, also it's a season for wild meat, many people hunt during this time ;-(((

Chen said...

thao,
Okie. Thanks for the info :)

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seefei said...

aiyah come taiping never call me! hehehehe my territory wo!!

anyway i have never been to the zoo. will go after seeing your beautiful photo!!

Chen said...

seefei,
Hahaha, cos i dunno u 2 years ago mah. I just remembered I haven't finish posting the Taiping Zoo series yet.. Project abandoned for 2 years plus already :P

Taiping Zoo is worth to visit.
At least most of the animals there are not kept inside cages :D