How the pig, Zhu Jianqiang, looked when he was rescued after surviving for 36 days following the 2008 earthquake. Photo: Ynet.com

Little marvels: Chinese scientists clone piglets from ‘hero’ survivor of 2008 Sichuan earthquake

Offspring of “Zhu Jianqiang” have been genetically modified so that they will never grow heavier than 15kg - a deliberate move to ensure they are bought only as pets rather than food

How the pig, Zhu Jianqiang, looked when he was rescued after surviving for 36 days following the 2008 earthquake. Photo: Ynet.com
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