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Wild hogs at Bandhavgarh National Park

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 | mumbaihikers | Bandhavgarh National Park

Wild hogs or wild boars seen at Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh.

Wild boar or wild pig (Sus scrofa) is a species of the pig genus Sus, part of the biological family Suidae. The species includes many subspecies. It is the wild ancestor of the domestic pig, an animal with which it freely hybridises. Wild boar are native across much of Northern and Central Europe, the Mediterranean region (including North Africa’s Atlas Mountains) and much of Asia, including Japan and as far south as Indonesia. Populations have also been artificially introduced in some parts of the world, most notably the Americas and Australasia, where they are regarded as both an important food resource and an environmental threat. Elsewhere, such as England, populations have reestablished themselves after escapes of wild boar from captivity in areas where they had previously been extirpated.

The term boar is used to denote an adult male of certain species, including domestic pigs. However, for wild boar, it applies to the whole species, including, for example, “wild boar sow” or “wild boar piglet”.

Wild boar are also known by various names, including wild hogs or simply boars. In the US, they are more commonly referred to as razorbacks, bush pigs, or European boars.

Source :- Wikipedia

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