Eurasia, N Africa and the Greater Sunda Islands
Omnivore. Grass, nuts, berries, carrion, roots, tubers, insects, small reptiles, young deer and lambs.
Habitat: Forest, agricultural land, open shrubland
Dimensions: 90-200cm, height 55-110cm
Gestation: 112-130 days, 5-9 young
Lifespan: 9-10 years
Social structure: solitary males, maternal families of 20 or up to 100 individuals
Estimated population in the wild: abundant
IUCN Status: Least concern
Threats: There are no major threats to this species
Did you know that:
- They have tusks on their bottom lips. The male's are larger than the female’s (up to 6cm) and curve upwards out of their mouth. Males have also tusks on their top lips to sharpen the bottom one.