Famous pig in a wheelchair to be featured in PBS doc

SUMMERVILLE, Florida (AP) - A Florida pig who was born with non-working legs and received a second chance at life thanks to a specially-made wheelchair will be the star of a TV documentary.

Chris P. Bacon will appear in the PBS documentary series "Nature" at 8 p.m. on Wednesday in an episode entitled "My Bionic Pet."

Veterinarian Len Lucero adopted the pig when someone brought it to his clinic, wanting to euthanize the animal.

Lucero built a tiny rear-end wheelchair out of K'Nex blocks, a children's building toy similar to Legos. A video posted on YouTube - showing Chris P. Bacon scooting around in his wheeled contraption - went viral.

The Ocala Star-Banner reports that Chris now has his own children's book, a Facebook page with 107,174 likes and worldwide T-shirt sales.


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