The Ossabaw pig breed is unusual and important for three reasons. Its history as an isolated island population has meant that the Ossabaw is the closest genetic representative of historic stocks brought over by the Spanish. Second, the presence of pigs on Ossabaw Island provides scientists with an exceptional opportunity to study a long-term feral population, which is well documented.
At Sriracha Tiger Zoo in Thailand, a mother tiger lost her cubs due to premature labour, then became depressed. Her health declined and she was diagnosed with depression. Zoologists wrapped piglets up in tiger-print cloth, and presented them to the mother tiger, who took them in as her own. Her health is back on track.