Three Little Pigs in Cambridgeshire!

Darwin Nurseries latest residents are these little Kune Kune pigs.

They are brothers and 15 weeks old - and it's hoped they are going to improve the lives of some of the workers there - known as co-workers who are mainly young adults with learning disabilities and mental health problems.  Kune Kune pigs are a small breed of domestic pig - which originally come from New Zealand.  They're between 24 and 30 inches high (that's about 60 to 75 centimetres) and are completely covered in hair.  Apparently they're very friendly too - they love human contact and are often kept as pets.

They have gone to Darwin Nurseries because research has shown that interaction with animals can benefit people with mental health problems, in particular people with things like dementia, depression or anxiety.  Tom's one of the co-workers - he told Heart that the pigs "are really friendly.  I like watching them run and chasing them."

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