As it stated in … more Photo: Barcroft/Barcroft Media Via Getty Images Image 22 of 22 Famous swimming pigs of Bahamas struck by mysterious deaths 1 / 22 Back to GalleryA mysterious wave of deaths recently struck Big Major Cay, the uninhabited Bahamas island famous for its tourist-friendly swimming pigs.
Famous swimming pigs of Bahamas struck by mysterious deathsPhoto: Barcroft/Barcroft Media Via Getty Images Image 1 of / 22 Caption Close Image 1 of 22 A pig (Sus scrofa domestica) swimming in the Bahamas.
Establishing a safe viewing distance would still allow tourists to photograph the famous swimming pigs, he said, while protecting the animals that remain.
The truth, according to the “Today Show,” was that the swimming pigs were the result of a more recent fable.
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After 30 years on the island, the swimming pigs’ popularity has exploded, and Nixon thinks the increase in unregulated feeding of the animals has become a problem.
by: Shelby Lin Erdman, Cox Media Group National Content Desk Updated: Feb 28, 2017 – 10:00 AMAuthorities in the Bahamas are investigating the deaths of more than a half-dozen of the island nation’s famous swimming pigs.
The government announced that it will begin regulating the pigs and that no feeding will be allowed, following this incident.
Locals blame tourists for death of Bahamas swimming pigs
according to A post shared by The Swimming Pigs (@theswimmingpigs) on Feb 27, 2017 at 8:13am PSTThe lovable swimming pigs of Bahamas have become quite an attraction for tourists visiting the Big Major Cay Island, popularly known as the Pig Beach.
Aside from Major Cay, the adored swimming pigs can be seen in the neighboring White Bay Cay.
The bid failed, but the charm of the free-roaming, swimming pigs ended up becoming a must-see for island visitors.
For preventive measures, tourists will still be able to visit the pigs, but will no longer be permitted to feed them.
“The pigs were given the wrong food,” Wayde Nixon, one of the pig owners, told the news outlet.
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