Mid Wales

Iggle Piggle the rejected piglet grows up with lambs on farm

Iggle Piggle
Image caption Iggle Piggle lives, plays and sleeps with lambs at Cantref Farm

A piglet is growing up with lambs on a farm after being bullied by other pigs.

Iggle Piggle was being stopped from feeding on her mother's milk by other pigs in her litter and could have died.

But the 10-week-old piglet, measuring just 30cm (12in) length, was moved into a field with lambs who she lives, plays and sleeps with at Cantref Farm near Brecon.

Iggle Piggle is a rare Kune Kune, meaning "round and fat" pig, brought to this country from New Zealand.

Farm owner Gwen Evans said: "She was the smallest of the litter of nine and was being bullied by the rest and deprived of her mother's milk.

"She would have died if we had not decided to bottle feed her with the lambs.

"Now she thinks she's a lamb, frolicking with them in a very unpiglike way."

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