Kune Kune pig


It is thought that this rare breed was first taken to New Zealand in the 1800s by whalers, though it is not known where from. Similar pigs are found in parts of Asia, South America and the Polynesian Islands. Maoris kept Kune Kune pigs which were docile and didn't wander far from home. They are quick to learn tricks and love a good scratch of cuddle. This one, who has produced young, lives at the Cotswold Wildlife Park in Gloucestershire, and got a bit upset when it thought I was making too much fuss of her friend the donkey! They have only recently been rescued from extinction. Traditionally, the meat was fat and well-flavoured though I have not had the opportunity to try it.