Pig earthquake survivor doubles in size
A pig that survived 36 days trapped under debris from
the Chinese earthquake has doubled in size since his rescue.
The pig survived the ordeal by eating charcoal and
drinking rainwater but lost two-thirds of its body weight whilst it was
Named Zhu Jianqiang -Pig Strong Will- he has since been adopted
by Jianchuan Museum where he has become the most popular
Curators say Zhu Jianqiang is recovering well and has a new
playmate, a goat which also survived the earthquake. The museum has promised to
take good care of the pig for the rest of his natural life - and say he has
already doubled in size from 50kg to nearly 100kg.
The pig has also been
promised a life-long supply of pig feed and free insurance. The insurance
company promised to pay the museum nearly Â£400 if the pig dies from a natural
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