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A specimen of SCP-ES-208 in Aviary No. 8.

Item #: SCP-ES-208

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: The SCP-ES-208 monitoring population is contained in the Class III Aviary No. 8 at Site 21, provided with adequate entertainment elements, feeding dispensers, and nesting material. Due to the low natality of the monitoring population, reproductive controls are not considered a priority, but health checks must be performed on neonate specimens.

Personnel are allowed to visit the aviary during resting hours to encourage specimens to cooperate with health checks; however, it is mandatory to enter with standard safety equipment to avoid injury from unforeseen contacts.

Areas inhabited by wild populations are restricted to civilian personnel under the corresponding facades of protected natural areas.

Descripción: SCP-ES-208 is the collective designation for a species of winged mammals, physically quasi-identical to the domestic pig. (Sus scrofa domesticus), which have been found in at least three separate locations around the world1.

Specimens of SCP-ES-208 show several anatomical features that distinguish them from common pigs, among them are:

  • The presence of fully functional and articulated wings at the end of the shoulder blades which allows specimens to fly with maneuverability and speed counterintuitive to their external anatomy. The apparent feathers are actually branched hairs, in a form similar to bristles.
  • The presence of a line of reinforced cartilage linked to the rib cage by a row of retractile muscles, shown to be a cushioning system that protects the spine from abrupt changes in direction.
  • Increased lung capacity, coupled with a reduced life expectancy (15 to 18 years) as a consequence of oxidative stress typically suffered by other flying vertebrates.
  • The presence of a muscle in their nostrils that bends the direction of the nostrils during flight, which apparently prevents air friction against the flattened snout of the specimens.

Similarly, SCP-ES-208 behave identically to pigs, being inquisitive and highly social, notably with common pigs and humans. They also engage in social activities during flight, such as intentionally landing on objects or animals2 in demonstrations of strength or flying in circular formations without any visible target.

Despite appearance and behavior, SCP-ES-208 are not directly related to the common pig; a genetic mapping performed on the species has determined that they depart from the baseline of mammals from approx. ██ million years ago, which directly relates them to [DATA EXPUNGED].

Discovery: SCP-ES-208 was discovered on 15/06/20██ near de Sussex, England; after multiple phone calls were received by the police about "flying pigs" that came to the Foundation's attention. A containment team was deployed to the area to capture the SCP-ES-208 specimens, and all witnesses were amnesticized. A subsequent survey of the area found the forested area to be inhabited by a larger population of SCP-ES-208, consisting of at least 5 distinguishable herds. A count on Hume levels in the area revealed that [DATA EXPUNGED].

Later that same year, twoa additional zones were discovered to be habitated by SCP-ES-208 under similar circumstances, suggesting [DATA EXPUNGED].

The population captured during the initial incident in Sussex was subsequently designated as the monitoring population to facilitate physiological and medical studies of SCP-ES-208. That group remains contained at Site-21, while the study of their behavior in the wild is currently being conducted at monitoring stations located in the discovery areas.

A proposal to relocate populations to the Site-220 Parazoological Reserve remains pending review, due to the risk of cross-contamination of pathogens indigenous to each individual population. Subsequent petitions have remained rejected due to [DATA EXPUNGED].

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