Wild Boar

Wild Boar

Also referred to as the "wild pig" or the "feral hog", the wild boar is a species that is actually a living ancestor of the common domestic pig; this makes it a living fossil. These pigs don't win awards for their beauty, they are usually dark and scruffy. On average, adult boars have a length between 35 and 79 inches (90 and 200 centimeters), a height between 22 and 43 inches (55 and 110 centimeters, and weigh between 110 and 200 pounds (50 and 90 kilograms)

Wild boars can be found naturally all over central and northern Europe, and throughout all of Asia and Indonesia; there are also introduced populations, that were brought in for hunting, all over the world. Adult males of the species live solitary lives, only joining groups to breed, while females and young piglets live in groups of around 20 known as sounders. These sounders consist of 2-3 sows (females) and multiple piglets, who are distinctive for their striped appearance.

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