Wild boar is a close relative of domestic pig. Native populations of wild boars can be found in Africa, Europe and Asia (Japan, Indonesia, India and the Far East). They can survive in different types of habitat: grasslands, taiga, tropical rainforests, but they prefer life in deciduous forests. Wild boars are threatened by habitat loss and by commercial hunt. Luckily, wild populations are still stable and they are not listed as endangered species.
They can reach 3 to 6.5 feet in length, 21.6 to 39.3 inches in height and 90 to 700 pounds in weight. Although large, wild boar has a lot of enemies. Main predators of wild boars are: tigers, leopards, lynx, wolves, bears and humans. They can survive up to 10 years in the wild and up to 25 years in captivity. Amazing right?
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