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By LIAM MILLLER A giant farm dog and a tiny piglet cuddle up as if they were family after the baby runt was dismissed by its own mother. Surrogate mum Katjinga, an eight-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback, took on motherly duties for grunter Paulinchen – a tiny pot-bellied pig – and seems to be taking the adoption […]

Tigers and pigs living together? It sounds unusual, but in Thailand a 6-year old tiger is taking care of some piglets as if they were her own. Saimai lives at a zoo near Bangkok. She has watched the little pigs since she was 2-years old. The tiger, herself, was brought up by a sow. The […]

A Dutch scientist claims to have discovered a new species of wild pig nearly twice the size of other pigs in the remote south eastern Amazon region of Brazil. At four feet long and 90 pounds, the pig dubbed Pecari maximus has been there for a long time and a familiar sight to natives on […]

Jean Wolf’s 10-acre farm off Buffalo Road became a swine sanctuary on Saturday. Wolf opened her barn doors to nearly 100 pot-bellied pigs that she helped rescue from an Upper Peninsula foreclosed farm whose owner was evicted for not paying back taxes. The piglets, boars and sows, many underweight and a few injured, traveled 500 […]

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