This week the folks from The Critter Shed podcast came to visit us at the farm. Podcast hosts Collie Ennis and Colette Kinsella came to meet our pigs, and we had a fun afternoon chatting about about these wonderful creatures.
Pigs are some of the most misunderstood, maligned and mistreated animals on the planet, and they're also one of the world's most intelligent species – just behind dolphins and chimpanzees. Pigs are also emotionally complex beings, and researchers tell us they can learn to play video games, can recognise themselves in a mirror and they have the ability to solve puzzles.
Of course, this is old news to us! Every day on the farm we watch our motley crew of rescue pigs solving puzzles all over the place.
One of Tina's best moves, for instance, is opening the childproof freezer locks with her nose!
There is so much to learn about pigs. They have sophisticated emotional and social lives, they're playful and have excellent long-term memories, and they can keep track of individuals in their group, just like we do.
Perhaps it's no surprise that Collie and Colette fell in love with our gorgeous gang of pigs. Click 'play' above to find out why!