Rest in Peace Pig

Last night Pig was not improved and still not standing. Calls and emails were made to veterinarians, keepers, staff, and volunteers letting them know. Dr. Mozzachio came early this morning and euthanized Pig.

Days like this are hard, and hardest on the keepers, so send them your best wishes.

7 responses to Rest in Peace Pig

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    Chris says:

    We'll miss you, pig. You became the standard increment of swine for our household. Just last week my 6-year-old commented (on a farm tour), "that giant pig over there is like two museum pigs put together."

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    Anonymous says:

    Aww! Rest in peace. Sending you good vibes from DC, keepers!

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    Julie says:

    We'll miss her! What a sweet pig. You guys do such a great job taking care of all the animals at the museum, and it makes us feel better knowing what a great life she had! Your animal care staff is in our thoughts and prayers.

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    Alice says:

    My favorite memory of Pig was from just after Halloween a few years ago. He was eating a pumpkin. I've never seen any creature eat with so much pure, simple joy.

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    Anonymous says:

    I will miss Pig. I loved opening his stall in the mornings and trying to find him under his blankets and his indigent squeal when you made him go out side so we could clean.Pig, you will be missed.Mike

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