The pig survived the ordeal by eating charcoal and drinking rainwater but lost two-thirds of its body weight whilst it was trapped.
Named Zhu Jianqiang -Pig Strong Will- he has since been adopted by Jianchuan Museum where he has become the most popular attraction.
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 disaster, such as another earthquake.Subscribe here to the free Pig Progress newsletter