Kingdom : Animalia
                    Class : Mammalia
                 Family : Suidae
  Scientific Name : Sus scrofa

                 Colour : Brown, Red, 
                                    Black, Grey
            Skin Type : Fur
                Size(H) : 55cm - 100cm 
                                    (21.6in - 39.3in)
                Weight : 80kg - 175kg 
                                     (176lbs - 386lbs)

           Top Speed : 48km/h (30mph)
            Life Span : 15 - 20 years
Most Distinctive
               Feature : Long, hard and 
                                 Straight snout  
            Fun Fact : Males have a top tusk to 
                                sharpen the bottom one!
  1. Wild Boars are a species of wild pig native to the European and North-West African forests and Asia.
  2. There are around 4-25 estimated species of Wild boar in the world, they are difficult to classify as they easily interbreed.
  3. They are broadly classified as 4 subspecies inhabiting different geographic locations.
  4. Wild boars are medium sized mammals with large heads and bigger front and smaller hind.
  5. They have thick, double coat fur with harder top layer and softer undercoat.
  6. Depending on their habitat they may be brown, black, red or dark grey in color.
  7. They are known to have an incredible sense of smell though they have poor eyesight.
  8. They are nocturnal animals foraging for food at night.
  9. They are omnivores primarily feeding on plant matter and occasionally on eggs, mice, lizards, worms and snakes
  10. 90% of their diet is plant based, especially protein rich nuts such as acorns.
  11. Wild boars have their numerous predators in large felines and large carnivores like leopards, tigers, wolves and bears.
  12. Male wild boars are solitary animals except during the breeding season, the females are a little sociable.
  13. Groups of female wild boars are called Sounders consisting of breeding females and their young.
  14. The wild boar piglets are distinctive with light brown fur and cream and brown stripes.
  15. They get the adult coloration by the time they are one-year-old.
  16. Interestingly their snout acts as a bulldozer while they forage for food.
  17. They have tusks on their lower lip and tusk sharpeners on their upper lip.
  18. Humans are known to hunt them for their tusks, which was a prized trophy, and their meat.

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