I can do HAMstands! Piglet born with two legs learns to walk on its front limbs
- This pig in Maoming, southern China, learnt to walk vertically with its front legs
- The four-month-old swine couldn’t get used to the wheelchair its owner made
- Farmer Xu shared the clip on October 26 and said he will keep the pig as a pet
A piglet born with just two legs has learned to walk on its front limbs.
Video, filmed in Maoming, Guangdong, southern China, shows the four-month-old female pig somehow balancing and walking on its two front legs.
Shared on October 26, the clip shows the pink and black hairless pig pottering around a farm yard on its front trotters alongside a chicken.
The video, filmed in Maoming, Guangdong, southern China, shows a 4-month-old female pig managing to balance and walk around freely with its two front legs
According to local media reports, the farmer, named Xu, initially customised a wheelchair for his pig.
But the unnamed swine did not get used to it and instead kept persisting with walking on its two legs.
The little piglet can be seen with its body at a diagonal angle and its curly tail pointing in the air as it steadies itself to walk around the pen.
The piglet is said to be very healthy and farmer Xu will be keeping her as a pet
The pig is said to be very healthy and farmer Xu will be keeping it as a pet.
This is not the first time a two-legged pig has caught people’s attention. In 2010, a 10-month-old pig became an unlikely celebrity in China’s Henan Province.
Known by villagers as Zhu Jianqiang, which translates to ‘Strong-willed pig’, the animal took only 30 days to master the art of walking upside down.
That’ll do, pig: Wang said it took Zhu just 30 days to master the art of walking upside down
Its owner, Wang Xihai, decided to train the piglet by holding up its tail.
A circus even offered a high price for the pig, but he refused to sell.
He said: ‘My wife asked me to dump it but I refused as it’s a life. I thought I should give it a chance and unexpectedly it survived healthily.’