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Pigs and tigers: One big, happy family (we hope) at Thailand's Sriracha Tiger Zoo

April 8, 2009 |  9:54 pm

Pigs and tigers live together -- apparently in harmony -- at Thailand's Sriracha Tiger Zoo

Thailand's Sriracha Tiger Zoo is one of the world's foremost places to see odd couples in harmony: pigs and tigers snoozing together is a common occurrence at the zoo, near the resort city of Pattaya.

According to the Daily Mail, the zoo prides itself on creating "happy families" from the different species that call it home.  Pig mothers care for tiger cubs (but the zoo's 10,000-strong crocodile population keeps to itself).

The zoo, which opened in 2007 and covers 100 acres, has 400 Bengal tigers in residence (no word on how many pigs).  More photos after the jump!

Pigs and tigers live together -- apparently in harmony -- at Thailand's Sriracha Tiger Zoo

Pigs and tigers live together -- apparently in harmony -- at Thailand's Sriracha Tiger Zoo

Pigs and tigers live together -- apparently in harmony -- at Thailand's Sriracha Tiger Zoo

Pigs and tigers live together -- apparently in harmony -- at Thailand's Sriracha Tiger Zoo

Pigs and tigers live together -- apparently in harmony -- at Thailand's Sriracha Tiger Zoo

Pigs and tigers live together -- apparently in harmony -- at Thailand's Sriracha Tiger Zoo

-- Lindsay Barnett

Photos: Barbara Walton / EPA

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