Wild Boar

Scientific name

The wild boar is scientifically known as Sus scrofa.


It belongs to the family Suidae, which includes other wild and domesticated pigs.


Wild boars are found in various parts of the world, including Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. They have been introduced to many regions and have adapted to different types of habitats, from forests to open areas.


They are social animals and often live in groups called “troops” or “herds”. They are known to be omnivorous and have a reputation for being excellent foragers. Wild boars are generally nocturnal, although they can also be active during the day.

Feeding Habits

Wild boar are omnivores and feed on a variety of foods, including plants, roots, fruits, insects and small mammals. Their diet may vary according to the availability of food in their environment.


Boar reproduction usually occurs in spring and summer. Females, called “boars”, give birth to litters of young, known as “boars”. A litter may consist of several boars. The young are cared for and protected by the mother until they are sufficiently independent.