|Wild-boar - sus scrofa -
The Wild boar (Sus scrofa), also known as wild pig, is a species of the pig genus. The species includes many subspecies. It is the wild ancestor of the domestic pig, an
animal with which it freely hybridizes. Wild boar are native across much of Northern and Central Europe, the Mediterranean Region (including North Africa's Atlas Mountains) and much of Asia. Populations have also been artificially introduced in some parts of the world, most notably America and Australia. Elsewhere, populations have also become established after escapes of wild boar from captivity.
The body of the wild boar is compact; the head is large, the legs relatively short. The fur consists of stiff bristles and usually finer fur. The colour usually varies from dark grey to black or brown, During winter the fur is much denser.
Adult males develop tusks, the hunter`s trophy, continuously growing teeth. These serve as weapons and tools. The upper tusks are bent upwards in males, and are regularly ground against the lower ones to produce sharp edges. The tusks normally measure about 6 cm, in exceptional cases even 12 cm.