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Wild pig
(Sus scrofa)
walrus
Description
This is basically a domestic pig gone wild, typically covered with thin, coarse grizzled black and gray hair. The hybrids may be variable in color, including spotted, black and tan. A mane of long bristles may develop down the back. They have a large head with a long snout. Their upper teeth (tusks) are curve upward and are often conspicuous. They have are four hoofed toes on each trotter (foot).
Dimensions
Adult boars can measure from 35 to 79 inches in length, adding a tail of 5.9 to 16 in, and have a shoulder height of 22 to 43 inches. Their average weight is 110 to 200 pounds.
Diet
They are omnivorous. They eat vegetation, grains and nuts, fruits, also eat eggs, small vertebrates, invertebrates, carrion, and manure.
Habitat & Range
They inhabit shrub and brushlands, swamps, marshes and bogs, lakes, ponds, rivers and streams, forests and woodlands, alpine and subalpine habitats. They can be found in New England, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Southwest, Florida, Texas and California.
Conservation status
THIS SPECIES IS LISTED AS LEAST CONCERN

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