Wild boars have long, straight snout-Lifespan of wild boars
Wild Boar Facts
Wild boars belong to wild pig species. These look quite similar to the domestic pig found in Indian subcontinent.
- Wild boars are found mostly in Europe, Asia and Africa regions.
- Wild boars are also called Wild hogs, Boar or wild boar. In North America there are called the Razor box or European Boar.
- Wild boar is the ancestor of common domestic pigs.
- There are many species in wild boars. Indian Pigmy Hog is the smallest species.
- Wild boars will be in gray, black and wheat colors.
- Wild boars are not easily prone to diseases.
- New born wild boars have wheat color stripes on their bodies.
- These have very big heads and short legs.
- Wild boar is a mammal of medium size. They have a double coat of fur and soft undercoat under it.
- Wild boars have very small eyes due to which the eyesight of these creatures is very poor.
- The snout which is straight and long helps wild boars to have acute sense of smell.
- These are found in grasslands as well as tropical jungles and these prefer broad-leafed forests.
- Wild boars are nocturnal and these search for food only at night. They sleep for long hours during day time.
- Wild boars gestation period is four months. Age of maturity of wild boars is one year.
- Female wild boars give birth to 4 – 6 younger ones. The mother protects the young ones for couple of weeks.
- Wild boars are omnivorous animals.
- Wild boars diet consists 90% of plant matter. They also eat eggs, lizards, snakes and worms.
- Tigers, Lynx and leopards are the common predators of wild boars.
- The snout of the wild boar is the most significant feature and it is used as a bulldozer.
- Wild boars have tusks on their bottom lips which grow up to 6 cm long.
- Lifespan of wild boars is 8 to 10 years.