Yoru is a Polynesian pig born in the wild. She was found alone by a popular hiking trail, where she was approaching people and asking for scraps, and sleeping under a nearby house. She was always seen alone, and never with her family. Normally young piglets like Ru would always be with their mom and siblings. We do not know what happened to her 'ohana, and we don't know why she wasn't with them. Our guess is that they were hunted, which is a common fate for wild pigs in Hawai'i. Luckily for Yoru, a local man had compassion for her and began feeding her and letting her sleep under his house. He even would cover her with a blanket at night.
Ru has been at the sanctuary since September 2019 and she has become inseparable from Charlotte. She is the most mischevious and rambunctious of all the pigs. She loves to annoy the other pigs and finds great joy in chasing them around. Whenever we are trying to have a special moment with one of the other pigs, or are in the middle of something important like a vaccination or a photo or hoofcare, Yoru loves to come tromping over and ruin it for all. We love our wild child Yoru! Always keeping us on our toes and making us laugh.
At Aloha Animal Sanctuary, we run completely off volunteers and donations like yours. There are no paid positions here. All donations go towards caring for the animals.
Monthly Sponsors receive:
• Certificate of Sponsorship
• 3 Sanctuary logo stickers
• Quarterly updates
• Portrait of sponsored animal
Sponsors who support more than one resident or donate more than $40/month are eligible to receive a hoof print package of their sponsored resident/s!