Wild boar (Sus scrofa), also known as wild pig, is a species of the pig genus Sus, part of the biological family Suidae. The species includes many subspecies. It is the wild ancestor of the domestic pig, an animal with which it freely hybridises. Wild boar are native across much of Northern and Central Europe, the Mediterranean Region (including North Africa's Atlas Mountains) and much of Asia as far south as Japan and Indonesia. Populations have also been artificially introduced in some parts of the world, most notably the Americas and Australasia. Elsewhere, populations have also become established after escapes of wild boar from captivity.
Read more about Wild Boar: Name, Physical Characteristics, Behaviour and Social Structure, Reproduction, Subspecies, Natural Predators, Mythology, Religion, History and Fiction, Heraldry and Other Symbolic Use, Feral Pigs
... for example, conservationists consider wolves to be beneficial because they keep wild boar populations stable, thus allowing some respite to the endangered ... Union, depending on the locality, a single wolf can consume 90 saiga, 50-80 wild boar or an average of 50 domestic or wild caribou annually ... bring down wolf numbers, the number, as well as the range of moose, wild boar and red deer increased ...
... The wild boar (Sus scrofa) is the wild ancestor of the domestic pig ... Currently wild boars are hunted both for their meat and to mitigate any damage they may cause to crops and forests ... A charging boar is considered exceptionally dangerous quarry, due to its thick hide and dense bones, making anything less than a kill shot a potentially deadly mistake ...
... the Sabueso were used mainly in brown bear and wild boar hunting ... (leashed hound-hunting) to know previously of the hunt the resting location of bears, boars and wolves ... hounds to hunt rabbits, called "caza de la liebre a la vuelta", although the hunting of wild boar and roe deer continued in other areas ...
... of Northern Spain, the Sabueso is very often used in wild boar hunting ... consists in looking for the wallowing location of the wild boar during the daylight with the help of a leashed scenthound ... The hunter (called "montero") and the scenthound will track the boar until they know the resting location of the wild boar ...
... Feral pigs often interbreed with wild boar, producing descendants similar in appearance to wild boar these can then be difficult to distinguish from natural or introduced true wild boar ... as feral pig, escaped domestic pig or wild boar is usually decided by where the animals are encountered and what is known of their history ... the animal and performing DNA testing, it was determined that Hogzilla was a hybrid of wild boar and domestic swine ...
Famous quotes containing the words boar and/or wild:
“Dwell on her graciousness, dwell on her smiling,
Do not forget what flowers
The great boar trampled down in ivy time.
Her brow was creamy as the crested wave,
Her sea-blue eyes were wild
But nothing promised that is not performed.”
—Robert Graves (18951985)
“And Change with hurried hand has swept these scenes:
The woods have fallen, across the meadow-lot
The hunters trail and trap-path is forgot,
And fire has drunk the swamps of evergreens;
Yet for a moment let my fancy plant
These autumn hills again: the wild doves haunt,
The wild deers walk: in golden umbrage shut,”
—Frederick Goddard Tuckerman (18211873)