Meet the swimming pigs of the Bahamas

Relaxing with a porcine paddler on Pig Island. Photo / Instagram, kjwww
Relaxing with a porcine paddler on Pig Island. Photo / Instagram, kjwww

You can swim with just about anything these days - dolphins, turtles, stingrays and even sharks - but on a tiny island in the Bahamas, pigs paddle with tourists.

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Pig Beach, officially known as Big Major Cay, is an uninhabited island known for its population of feral, but friendly pigs.

No one knows quite how the pigs arrived on the island - anecdotal history says they were originally dropped off by sailors, while others believe the pigs were a planned scheme by the Bahamas Government to attract tourists.


Either way, the pigs are evidently very happy to pose for selfies with tourists.

Here are some of our favourite Instagram snaps from Pig Island:

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- nzherald.co.nz

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