By Amanda Stringfellow @amanda_l_s

TWO orphaned wild boars saved from near-certain death as piglets are now living the life of Riley

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A hogs life: Orphaned piglet Elsa gets some motherly love from collie dog, Ziva

Adorable photographs show the little piggies napping on a pillow, strutting in a blue pullover and cuddling with their human parents - as well as playing with their animal friends, including a cat, a dog, a horse and chickens. 

Lucky escape: Wilma was found in a forest motherless and alone before being adopted by Werner

Young boars Wilma and Elsa were lost in the wild and facing death from hypothermia before being adopted by Werner and Angelika Schmäing, from Oberscheld, Germany.

Chicken Run: Cheeky Wilma chases a cockerel

Werner, 51, works as a housekeeper in a local school and has raised many helpless animal orphans in his house and garden.

Pig in Blanket: Elsa wears a jumper to protect her from the cold

The family’s bengal cat Leopold and collie dog Ziva have become best friends with both piglets - who also play with the couple’s two Frisian horses.

Feline friend: Bengal cat Leopald is close pals with little pig Wilma

 Werner said: “The interaction of animals is very much like siblings in a family.

Living on the wild side: Both boars were adopted by Werner and Angelika Schmäing
Kisses! The couple live in Oberscheld, Germany with their animals

“They are mostly peaceful, often playful and sometimes tired - sleeping together in one place.

Three little piggies! Werner has raised many helpless animal orphans in his house and garden

“Our collie acts as a foster mum for the little ones.”

Little and large: Wilma cheekily grabs the headgear of a huge Frisian horse

Both boars had a lucky escape - Wilma was found in the forest motherless and alone and Elsa had rolled down a hill away from her family.

Wet Pig! Wilma and Elsa were lost in the wild and facing death from hypothermia before being adopted by Werner and Angelika

“Young piglets cannot regulate body temperature on their own, they have to be kept warm by mother and siblings in order to survive,” Werner said.

All grown up: Wilma, now three years old is living in a nearby zoo with other wild boars and Elsa still lives at home
Tiny Trotters: Piglet Elsa is dwarfed by gentle collie, Ziva
Not so wild: One boar piglet roles a ball in the family home
Gerrofff! Werner says the interaction of the animals is like siblings in a family