If you’ve ever visited the Bahamas, you might have heard of Pig Island, also known as Big Major Cay. It’s in Exuma, a district in the Bahamas that’s home to 360 islands and cays. People call the island “uninhabited,” but we beg to defer – its home to a joyful bunch of feral pigs – a group that loves to swim in the clear turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.

According to the Daily Mail, the pigs are believed to have been introduced by a group of sailors who thought they’d make a tasty treat. Thankfully though, the sailors never returned to the island and the pigs have since lived out their lives on their very own slice of paradise. Yes, this is the real hog heaven!


To survive, these intelligent pigs learned to swim up to passing yachts and boats and beg for free meals – a feat that has been successful many times over. Today, the island is home to about 20 pigs and piglets, some of which you can meet in the video below. A few goats and stray cats have also found their place on the island. All the animals are fed and cared for by locals and any visiting tourists.

Who would have thought such a paradise ever existed, and one solely for animals, too? How awesome, don’t you agree?

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