Pig that survived 2008 Chinese earthquake dies

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17th June, 2021 04:12:53 PM printer

Pig that survived 2008 Chinese earthquake dies

 

A pig that became famous in China after surviving 36 days under rubble from a powerful earthquake in 2008, has died.

Zhu Jianqiang, or "Strong-Willed Pig", died on Wednesday night of "old age and exhaustion", according to the museum in China's Sichuan province where the animal resided.

At the time of its rescue, it was seen as a symbol of hope and resilience.

Millions of people have taken to social media site Weibo to remember the pig and pay tribute to its long life.

The Sichuan Museum of Jianchuan said Zhu Jianqiang had died at the age of 14.

(BBC)


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