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Wild Boar Sus scrofa Length 1-1.5m Stocky, well-built animal. Ancestor of domesticated Pig. Adult has laterally flattened body. Coat is grizzled grey-brown; comprises just bristle-like guard hairs in summer; dense, with underfur in winter. Coat is often obscured by mud. Head tapers to a blunt snout. Note small eyes are relatively long ears. Adult male (boar) is more powerfully built than female (sow) and has protruding, upwards-pointing tusk-like lower canine teeth. Juvenile (piglet) is reddish brown with longitudinal white stripes. Foraging animals grunt while feeding; barking call uttered in alarm. Wild Boar were driven to extinction in 17th Century. Recently, re-introduced animals and escapees from captivity have formed feral populations, mainly in Sussex and Kent; favours wooded farmland
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Wild Boar Sus scrofa Length 1-1.5m Stocky, well-built animal. Ancestor of domesticated Pig. Adult has laterally flattened body. Coat is grizzled grey-brown; comprises just bristle-like guard hairs in summer; dense, with underfur in winter. Coat is often obscured by mud. Head tapers to a blunt snout. Note small eyes are relatively long ears. Adult male (boar) is more powerfully built than female (sow) and has protruding, upwards-pointing tusk-like lower canine teeth. Juvenile (piglet) is reddish brown with longitudinal white stripes. Foraging animals grunt while feeding; barking call uttered in alarm. Wild Boar were driven to extinction in 17th Century. Recently, re-introduced animals and escapees from captivity have formed feral populations, mainly in Sussex and Kent; favours wooded farmland

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Date: 28 Oct 2005
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Credit: E.A. JANES/NPL
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