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Wild boar

Wild boar

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Scientific Name:

Sus scrofa


Distribution

Eurasia, N Africa and the Greater Sunda Islands


Diet:

Omnivore. Grass, nuts, berries, carrion, roots, tubers, insects, small reptiles, young deer and lambs.


Facts

Habitat: Forest, agricultural land, open shrubland

Dimensions: 90-200cm, height 55-110cm


Weight: 44-320kg


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:

  1. 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.



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