Celebrity Pig Lets Fame Get to His Head
A pig that became a nationwide celebrity after surviving for 36 days buried beneath rubble after Sichuan earthquake earlier this year has been named China's most inspirational animal of 2008, reports the Times UK.
"Zhu Jianqiang," aka "Strong-Willed Pig," survived on rainwater and a bag of charcoal, going from 150kg to just 50kg. He was sold to a museum set up to commemorate the quake, but the newfound fame has gotten to his head, and now he's taking it easy. One of his keepers said:
It's gotten fatter and lazier by the day. We used to take it out for a walk every morning and afternoon, but now it’s too lazy - and too fat - to do it. So we’re feeding it only twice a day.