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 pig, who has since been named “Zhu Jianqiang” or “Strongwill Pig,” managed to live on a diet of charcoal and water while buried under rubble. It was discovered last week in Pengzhou city, having lost two-thirds of its weight and now “thin as a goat,” a witness told Xinhua. The pig has since been bought by the local Jianchuan Museum for 3,008 yuan and will be kept as a “living symbol of the earthquake disaster.”
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