Solved: The 300-Year-Old Mystery of Barbados’s Pigs

Culture, environmental justice, Food

RICHARD LIGON’S 17TH-CENTURY MAP OF Barbados shows an island surrounded by sea monsters. But the most mysterious inhabitants of Richard Ligon’s Barbados are also the most banal: five curly tailed pigs. Half of them are hairy and feral; the other half are smooth.

Read more at Atlas Obscura. Photo: Public Domain.