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This week we welcomed two new arrivals to Pets’ Corner, our Tamworth piglets Margot and Mary. The sisters are 10 weeks old and growing quickly. They will be living in Pets Corner as they get used to life here at Mudchute, which is full of new sights and sounds. Like all youngsters, they need plenty of sleep and you’ll often find them snuggled up in their cozy hay bale den.

The Tamworth breed is thought to be descended from the European wild boar, which gives the breed their characteristic red colouring. The Tamworth is regarded as being a rather primitive type of pig with long legs, prick ears with a pure red or ginger coat. Many of these traits can already be seen in our new piglets!

Venturing out from the hay bale den.

Venturing out from the hay bale den.

A camera piques their curiosity.

A camera piques their curiosity.

Hungry hungry piglets!

Hungry hungry piglets!

Tamworths are known for their long legs, but tippie toes are still required at this age!

Tamworths are known for their long legs, but tippie toes are still required at this age!

Enjoying a cuddle from farmer Christy.

Enjoying a cuddle from farmer Christy.

Sleepy sisters.

Sleepy sisters.


About Mudchute

Mudchute Park & Farm. One of the largest city farms in London with 32 acres of countryside in the middle of the Isle of Dogs.

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