About Wild boar (sus scrofa)

Below you will find what UK Wild Boar Trust believe to be vital information regarding this species.

All information below is based on adult "wild" wild boars.

Scientific Name: Sus scrofa
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Suidae
Genus: Sus

Collective Term: Sounder
Life Span: 10 - 15 years
Weight - Adult Female: 120kg
Weight - Adult Male: 175kg
Average Years of Fertility: 5 - 6 years
Height: 1.1 metres
Length: 1.8 metres
Number of Births per year: 1
Number of piglets per birth: 3 - 9 (mode # is 6)

Both female and male wild boar have tusks, although they only protrude from the mouth in older animals.

Wild boar had been eradicated from the Forest of Dean up until their re-release about 10 years ago, and they are unusual in that many of them are active in the daytime (diurnal), some of the boar that I have come across also dispell the myth that all boar are scared of humans, there is an increasing number that are happy to casualy trundle up to people, often in search of food.

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