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Pigs of paradise : the story of the world-famous swimming pigs / T.R. Todd.

Todd, T. R., 1980- (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9781510738850
  • ISBN: 1510738851
  • Physical Description: xiii, 162 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Publishing, 2018.

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In the middle of paradise, with billionaires and celebrities for neighbors, is an island populated only by swimming pigs. For decades, this archipelago of 365 islands would remain largely unknown to the world. It would not be a ruthless pirate, pioneering loyalists, a notorious drug kingpin, or the infamous Fyre Festival that would unveil Exuma to the world, but rather the most unlikely of creatures. Appearing in magazines, videos, newspapers, commercials, TV shows, and countless selfies, the Swimming Pigs of Exuma, in the Bahamas, have become a bucket-list sensation and have been named one of the marvels of the universe. But how did they reach this celebrity status? What made them so famous? And why, in February 2017, did so many of them die? Pigs of Paradise is an unlikely story of humble beginnings and a swift rise to stardom. With interviews from historians, world-renowned ecologists, famous pig owners, and boat captains, it thoughtfully considers what this phenomenon says about not only these animals but also about us.
Subject: Swine as pets > Bahamas > Exuma > Anecdotes.
Animal sanctuaries > Bahamas > Exuma > Anecdotes.
Domestic animals > Care > Bahamas > Exuma > Anecdotes.
Boats and boating > Bahamas > Exuma.
Swine > Behavior > Bahamas > Exuma.
Human-animal relationships.
Exuma (Bahamas)

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