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Friday, 29 August 2014

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Piglet boom at West Cumbria animal park

There has been a baby boom at a Bassenthwaite wildlife attraction.

The arrival of piglets at the Lake District Wildlife Park is no surprise.

But what’s unusual is that there are two litters from very different sized sows.

The park’s rare breed Tamworth gave birth to 10 piglets last week, while across the paddock one of its micro pigs gave birth to a litter of eight.

It is the first time the park has had litters from both the large Tamworth and little micro pig sows.

Park manager Richard Robinson said: “It’s going to be fascinating to watch both litters grow.”

Tamworths have been a park favourite for many years while the micro pigs arrived last autumn.

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