A few weeks after Yoda’s arrival, Wishing Well Sanctuary heard about another piglet who had survived a fall off a truck while being transported to a “finishing barn”. This beautiful little piglet had also sustained some minor injuries, but was being nursed back to health at Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre while its staff and volunteers tried to find her a forever home. Upon hearing about the piglet’s plight, Wishing Well offered to take her in and she arrived at the Sanctuary on October 20, 2013.
Given that Sandy Pines had already kept her in quarantine for two weeks, we were able to introduce her to Yoda immediately. We named her Princess Leia (Leia for short), in keeping with the Star Wars theme. The two piglets hit it off right away and have remained inseparable ever since. They are constant companions who seem to do everything together.