How on earth can someone mistake a bear for a pig? XD
свиня looks like Schwein , swine or svin.
I noticed that too, perhaps just an Indo-European connection
I'm reminded of Annihilation.
It's somekind of a funny letter exchange in russian, where bear is (medved') and here is (vedmid')
rather (midved'). it's even funnier this way.
Hahaha right I usually mistake pigs as bears
We use "it" for nonliving .