Species: Wild boar

Wild boar (Sus scrofa) are widespread in Europe and the population has increased considerably over the last few decades. As a result of both natural expansion and human efforts (re-introduction) these animals are now found on every continent, excluding Antarctica.

Wild boar can survive in a range of biotopes from desert-like environments to temperate woodlands and tropical rain-forests. They are omnivorous, eating both vegetation (nuts, fruits, berries, roots, fungi and grass) and animal material (worms, insect larvae, small mammals, birds, amphibians and cadavers) from their surroundings.

More information about wild boar can be found (in Dutch) on the website of the Dutch native mammal research and protection organisation (Zoogdiervereniging).

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