Pig Born Without Hind Legs Learns to Walk


A deformed piglet, born without hind legs, has become a local celebrity in southwest China's Sichuan Province.

The piglet has attracted a local of attention from residents of Qionglai City and has earned the name Zhu Jianqiang, which means strong-willed pig.

The pig's owner, surnamed Duan, said the sow gave birth to the liter of seven piglets on Feb 3. She added that she has raised the sow for three years and has never seen a deformed piglet before.

"I noticed it looked strange while it was suckling. I picked it up and saw it only had front legs, no hind legs," said Duan.

Many local villagers have come to look at the deformed piglet, one said it was very strange as it had no hind feet or legs.

The piglet, weighing some 10 kilograms, is smaller than his six siblings, but is still able to walk around with them using its front feet only, with its bottom held high in the air.

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