Two-legged pig becomes major tourist attraction
A disabled pig may constitute an unlikely tourist attraction, but Chinese travellers from miles around are flocking to see one particular porker who walks on its two front legs.
Strong willed pig
The 10-month old piggy is somewhat of a celebrity and the local villagers have fondly named her ‘Zhu Jianqiang.’
Zhu Jianqiang means strong-willed pig, in English, and it seems a rather apt name for such an incredible animal.
Young Zhu Jianqiang is lucky to be alive though. As a piglet in a nine strong litter, there were calls for the wee piggy to be put out of her misery.
Wang Xihai, the pig’s owner, told the Telegraph: ‘My wife asked me to dump it but I refused as it's a life. I thought I should give it a chance to survive and unexpectedly it survived healthy.’
Mr Xihai’s perseverance paid off and true to her name the piglet survived.
Several days after her birth, Wang decided to try and train the pig.
‘I trained her for a while each day. After 30 days she can now walk upside down quite well’, stated Wang.
Wang said since the birth of the pig, which currently weighs 50kg (110lbs) his home rarely is besieged by visitors everyday.
‘I won't sell it no matter how much the offer is,’ Wang said.
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