Sewerby Zoo’s new addition George set to hog the limelight when attraction reopens

The team at the zoo at Sewerby Hall and Gardens have welcomed yet another new arrival – George the kunekune pig.

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 3:30 pm
George the kunekune pig came to Sewerby Zoo from Scunthorpe, where he became unsuitable to be kept by the family who previously owned him. Photo submitted

The team at the zoo at Sewerby Hall and Gardens have welcomed yet another new arrival – George the kunekune pig.

George came to the popular attraction from Scunthorpe, where he became unsuitable to be kept by the family who previously owned him. They appealed for help on Facebook to find him a new home, and the zoo were happy to help.

Head zookeeper John Pickering said: “We were delighted to be able to rehome George, who is a great addition to the zoo here at Sewerby Hall and Gardens.

“He is already very friendly with Gus, our micropig, and we are really looking forward to the public being allowed back in to see them both soon.”

Kunekune pigs are originally from New Zealand, and are known for being docile and friendly, and are often kept as pets.