Tulip was one of the eight pigs who came to OMI when Springfarm Sanctuary downsized their operations in 2022. She’s a young, gorgeous girl who shows a fierce streak of independence that we always admire. While she’s opinionated about things like hoof care and sunscreen, she tolerates us because of the consistency in our caregiving team. Prey animals have evolved to survive and be wary of threats, which means they hate anything unfamiliar. Tulip is that girl!
Tulip lives in our GenPop herd of pigs, and her friends are a mixture of breeds; Mangalitsas, Herefords, Ferals, and a few little potbellies, too! The area we call the Washington/Minnesota neighborhood is our most diverse representation of sizes and breeds on the whole property. It includes Jolene from Washington, Asher from Tennessee, sweet little potbellies like Mister Lee and Betsy, ferals like Falkor, and KuneKunes like Bubo! They’re the most beautiful representation of how different sizes and breeds can live in perfect harmony.