Meet The Helpful Pigs Of The New Forest

Babe has nothing on these piggies.

1. This is a terribly helpful pig. It lives in the New Forest.

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2. Every year, this pig and his pals come to help the famous New Forest ponies.

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3. The ponies can’t eat the acorns that fall on the forest floor, as they’ll get sick. But the pigs can.

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4. So, hundreds of pigs are allowed to forage the forest floor to eat the acorns.

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5. It’s a process called ‘pannage’, which lasts at least 60 days.

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6. After all the acorns in the 70,000 acre forest have been gobbled, the pigs are rounded up again. Thanks pigs!

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Ailbhe Malone is the UK lifestyle editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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