Saturday, 9 May 2009

Wild boar

The wild boar (Sus scrofa), colloquially referred to as the Boar, is a species of a pig in the biological family Suidae and the wild ancestor of the domestic pig.[2] It is native across much of Central Europe, the Mediterranean Region (including North Africa's Atlas Mountains) and much of Asia as far south as Indonesia, and has been introduced elsewhere. Although common in France, the wild boar became extinct in Great Britain and Ireland by the 17th century, but wild breeding populations have recently returned in some areas, particularly the Weald, following escapes from boar farms

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