The owners of the blow-up creature, which featured on the cover of the rock band's 1977 album Animals, were planning to sell Algie as part of a massive clear-out of their U.K. warehouse, but the bandmates have stepped in to stop the sale.

A spokesman for auction house Durrants tells ABC News Radio, "Pink Floyd came back and said that they wanted to have him back and rehome him... I think after the huge amount of publicity that has been generated, the band thought that Algie should go back to them."

The pig was created by Air Artists.