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In a farm deep in the southern region of China lives a pig that is as heavy as a polar bear.

The 500-kilogram (1,100-pound) animal is part of a herd that is being bred to become giant swine. At slaughter, some of the pigs can sell for more than 10,000 yuan ($1,400), over three times higher than the average monthly disposable income in Nanning, the capital of Guangxi province, where the farm’s owner, Pang Cong, lives.

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