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Captain Cooker

Captain Cooker

Introduced to New Zealand by James Cook, Captain Cooker pigs were derived from English breeds. They have subsequently formed most of the country’s wild pig population.

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Allan Gillingham, 'Pigs and the pork industry - Early farming and feral breeds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 June 2022)

Story by Allan Gillingham, published 24 Nov 2008