There's been a happy ending for a rooster and pig who struck up an unlikely friendship while in an Auckland animal shelter.
Gustavo and Gavin became good mates at the Auckland Council's Manukau Animal Shelter.
The eight-month-old Saddleback boar, Gustavo and his rooster roommate Gavin were hoping to be rehomed together, and a Newshub story helped put the call out to help find their forever home.
Drury lifestyle block owner Amit Kumar and his family saw the story and offered up their land - and love.
However, since moving to greener pastures there's been a bit of a rift in the pair's relationship, with Gavin now preferring to spend his time chasing chicks.
"The rooster hangs out in the trees with the chickens... I think he now realises he's like them and not a pig," Kumar said.
He said Gustavo had impressed with his personality.
"He's one very friendly pig."
Kumar the pair were loving their new surroundings - which includes sharing the lifestyle block with a few chickens, sheep, goats and a cat.