Wild boar (Sus scrofa)
|Also known as:||Eurasian wild pig, Ryukyu Islands wild pig|
|Synonyms:||Sus andamanensis , Sus aruensis , Sus babi , Sus ceramensis , Sus enganus , Sus floresianus , Sus goramensis , Sus natunensis , Sus nicobaricus , Sus niger , Sus papuensis , Sus ternatensis , Sus tuancus|
|French:||Sanglier, Sanglier D'Eurasie|
- The wild boar is the ancestor of most domestic pig breeds and has one of the largest distributions of all of all terrestrial mammals.
- The female wild boar typically gives birth to between 4 and 8 piglets, although litters of up to 13 have been known.
- Although it primarily feeds on fruits, seeds, roots and tubers, the wild boar is omnivorous and has been know to eat wide range of foods including some animal matter.
- Wild boars usually live in groups of between 6 and 20 individuals, although large herds of around 100 have been seen.
Classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1)
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IUCN Red List (April, 2010)