Wild Boar

WILD BOAR

WILD BOAR FULL MOUNT

About the Wild Boar:

The wild boar (Sus scrofa), also known as the wild swine, Eurasian wild pig, or simply wild pig, is a suid native to much of Eurasia, North Africa, and the Greater Sunda Islands. As true wild boars became extinct in Britain before the development of modern English, the same terms are often used for both true wild boar and pigs, especially large or semi-wild ones.

In hunting terminology, boars are given different designations according to their age:

  • Squeaker (0–10 months)
  • Juvenile (10–12 months)
  • Pig of the sounder (Two years)
  • Boar of the 4th/5th/6th year (3–5 years)
  • Old boar (Six years)
  • Grand old boar (Over seven years)

It’s sense of smell is very well developed, to the point that the animal is used for drug detection in Germany. Its hearing is also acute, though its eyesight is comparatively weak, lacking colour vision and being unable to recognise a standing human 10–15 metres away.

Wild Boar Habitat:

In order to survive in a given area, wild boars require a habitat fulfilling three conditions: heavily brushed areas providing shelter from predators, water for drinking and bathing purposes and an absence of regular snowfall. The main habitats favored by boars in Europe are deciduous and mixed forests, with the most favorable areas consisting of forest composed of oak and beech enclosing marshes and meadows

Wild boar rest in shelters, which contain insulating material like spruce branches and dry hay. These resting places are occupied by whole families (though males lie separately), and are often located in the vicinity of streams, in swamp forests, in tall grass or shrub thickets. Boars never defecate in their shelters, and will cover themselves with soil and pine needles when irritated by insects.

The wild boar is a highly versatile omnivore, whose diversity in choice of food rivals that of humans.

Taxidermy (Hunting Wild Boar):

Thorough preparation is the key factor to ensuring a high-quality final product. All hides are tanned and oiled using the world’s very best available chemicals and processes to ensure permanence and longevity.

Forms are selected to ensure the best fit and posture will be altered to suit you, the client’s preference without additional cost. Natural habitat bases are custom-made for full mount trophies without additional cost.

Only the finest materials and 30 years of professional experience are used in defining your trophies in a whole new way. The final trophies are almost Life-Formed. When the restoration is required, every effort is made to repair cuts and abrasions, and to minimise bullet damage. Natural scarring is kept unless otherwise requested.

Facts about the Wild Board:

  • Wild boar are known to be competent swimmers, capable of covering long distances.
  • When feeding, boars express their contentment through purring.
  • The grey wolf, the tiger and Komodo dragon are the wild boar's main predators throughout most of its range.