Smart swine: South Florida trainer says pig is bilingual

Posted at 6:47 AM, Mar 24, 2017
and last updated 2019-03-26 21:36:35-04

(WTVJ/NBC) - A Vietnamese pot-bellied big might be South Florida's smartest swine.

Ace the bilingual pig, who also goes by the name of Gordita, lives at Jungle Island in Miami.

Her trainer says the proficient porker understands commands in both Spanish and English.

"Pigs are very smart. They're smarter than dogs, and she is quite an incredible young lady. She knows two languages,” said trainer Marisela Gutierrez. "She knows 250 words in English and 250 words in Spanish."


Ace also does entertainment shows on a regular basis.

Gutierrez got Ace when she was just three weeks old.

The pig is now four and Gutierrez says it stops growing at age six, so Ace's vocabulary will only get muy grande -- or larger.

Courtesy: NBC News Channel