The wild pig, also known as the wild boar, the wild swine, or, scientifically, as Sus scrofa, is a large mammal, belonging to the family Suidae. The term ‘boar’ may also be used to refer to male domesticated pigs, especially those that have not been castrated. They have strong, bulky bodies and short, relatively thin legs, of which the middle hooves are larger than the lateral ones, allowing the pig to move quickly.
The wild pig, also known as the wild boar, the wild swine, or, scientifically, as Sus scrofa, is a large mammal, belonging to the family Suidae. The relationship between wild pigs and humans is long-standing, considering the fact that the wild pig is the ancestor of most domestic pig breeds.
Wild pigs (also known as wild hogs or feral pigs) are highly adaptable and capable of fending for themselves, making them capable of existing in a variety of habitats. The appearance of wild pigs can cause a lot of damage, especially to livestock, agricultural fields, forests, the environment, and by threatening native wildlife as well. They tend to avoid areas
The wild boar is native to much of Eurasia, North Africa, and the Greater Sunda Islands. Up to 16 subspecies are recognised, which are divided into four regional groupings. The species lives in matriarchal societies consisting of interrelated females and their young (both male and female). Fully grown males are usually solitary outside the breeding season. The wild boar is a highly versatile omnivore, being able to eat from roots and bulbs, to nuts, berries, and seeds, bark insects, bird eggs, frogs and snakes. They can also be damaging to agriculture, especially to crops of melons, potato or maize.