? Back to All Animals Origin: Southeast Asia Scientific Name: Sus Scrofa Potbellied Pigs have high flat tails. If the tail curls at all, it is a sign of cross-breeding. These pigs have poor vision but excellent smelling and hearing. They have even been used by police departments as drug sniffers. Pigs use their snout for rutting and foraging. A baby pig is called a piglet. When the baby has been weaned, it is called a shote or a shoat. A group of pigs is called a drift or a drove.