Brilliant Beasts

National Geographic – Friday 11 April, 9.00pm

Right now, one billion pigs patrol the planet, flourishing on every continent except Antarctica. They’re a vital part of the food chain, a critical player in modern medicine and the smartest animal in the barn. Pigs are our surprising cousins: opening a window into human intelligence, anatomy and even our emotional lives. National Geographic joins scientists exploring pigs in surprising new ways – revealing the brilliance behind one of man’s smartest and tastiest friends.