Wild boar

Wild boar EuropeThe wild boar (sus scrofa) is a mammal from the sub-order non-ruminant, pigs family. The body of the wild boar is short, strongly-developed and taller in the front. Usually the wild boars are 1.5meters in length with weight over 300 kilos. The legs are short, strong and have 4 hoofs. The wild boars have rough coat, usually brown-greyish in color. The head is massive with elongated snout. The canines are developed in tusks, larger in the male boars. It can be seen in Europe, Asia and North America, usually in forests and swampy lands with coastal vegetation. The female gives birth to 10-12 cubs, mottled in long dark bands. The wild boar eats grass, roots, fruits, mollusks, worms, small birds and mammals. The wild boar lives in herds. In Bulgaria, the wild boar can be seen mainly in the forests of Stara Planina, Rila, Pirin, Rodopi and Strandzha mountains. At some places the wild boar inflicts lots of damage to crops. They are hunted for their meat, skin, bristle. The numbers of wild boars have dwindled and hunting them is limited.

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