Earthquake pig’s bacon saved

A PIG who survived for 36 days after the Sichuan earthquake on May 12 has been heralded as a hero and symbol of the will to stay alive.

The earthquake devastated southwestern China leaving 90,000 people either dead or missing.

Soldiers found the trapped pig beneath debris at a collapsed pig farm in Sichuan.

According to a report in the Chongqing Evening Post, the pig survived on water and a bag of charcoal that had also been buried in the ruins of Pengzhou city, Sichuan province. Although charcoal has no nutritional value, it is not toxic was able to fill the pig up.

The pig, which weighed nearly 150 kilograms (330 pounds) at the time of the magnitude-8.0 earthquake on May 12, had lost two thirds of its weight when found.

The pig has been dubbed Zhu Jianqiang, which translates as “strong pig”.

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