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I can do HAMstands! Piglet born with two legs learns to walk on its front limbs


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 4-month-old swine couldn’t get used to the wheelchair its owner made
  • Farmer Xu shared the clip on October 26 and will be keeping it as a pet


A pig born with just two legs has learnt to walk on its front limbs in a startling moment caught on camera.  

The video, filmed in Maoming, Guangdong, southern China, shows a 4-month-old female pig somehow managing to balance and walk around freely with its two front legs.

Shared on October 26, the clip shows the pink and black hairless pig, which was born without its two back legs, holding its weight by angling itself diagonally with its two trotters acting as stabilisers.

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 swine did not get used to it and instead kept persistent with walking on its two legs.

The little piglet can be seen to be a little shaky and jumpy at times as it tries to steady 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 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, as in 2010, a 10-month-old pig became an unlikely celebrity in Henan Province in China.

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

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.’ 

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