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Little piggy cam becomes web hit
Delores and piglets.
Delores's pigcam had 8,000 hits in a day
A webcam in Cornwall which has been showing the lives of a farrow of newborn piglets is proving to be an international success.

Thousands of people across the world have been watching Delores and her 12 piglets via the camera hosted by Saltash Community College.

The Duroc cross-bred sow gave birth to seven males and five females last week.

The pigcam has been getting hits from Australia, Florida, San Francisco, Arizona, Thailand, and across the UK.

'Wonderful show'

Saltash College science teacher Timothy Venner said: "Some 6,000 to 8,000 people came onto the website in a day to watch her.

"Messages have come in, as well as donations to help with the feed and looking after them."

One comment to the school from the Far East said: "What a wonderful show - better than most of the rubbish you get on the internet."

The pigcam was first set up so pupils at the college and other nearby schools could watch how Delores was progressing with her pregnancy.

Teachers behind the project hoped it would help pupils to understand animals better.


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