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Bidding farewell to “The Best Pig”

It is with heavy hearts that we bid farewell to a cherished member of our Museum of Life and Science family — Miss Piggy, a pot-bellied pig who graced us with her presence for an incredible 15 years. She shuffled into our lives as a young pig in May 2009, leaving an indelible mark on all who had the privilege of knowing her.

Considered an elderly pig, Miss Piggy had several age-related health issues. After a recent decline in her health and well-being, we made the responsible decision to euthanize her on Monday, January 29. Veterinarians from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine were on campus to assist our staff with the procedure. She was surrounded by those who cared for and loved her dearly.

Miss Piggy was referred to by staff as “The Best Pig,” and she truly was just that. She was a lover of peanuts, watermelon, belly rubs, and naps in the warm afternoon sun. She was Auggie’s patient and compassionate “roommate” for over 12 years. Miss Piggy, a rescue, flourished in her home here at the Museum, thriving even more since living independently for the past 2+ years. From rooting around her habitat to lounging in the sun, her playful antics brought laughter to the faces of visitors, both young and old, who couldn’t resist her charm.

Miss Piggy wasn’t just a resident of our Museum; she was a beloved friend, a source of joy, and a constant reminder of life’s simple pleasures. She will be deeply missed by visitors and staff alike.