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  Sus scrofa
  Family Name : Suidae

  Taxonomic Group : Vertebrates (Mammal)

  Common Names : Wild Pig, Wild Boar

 
Wild Pig,Wild Boar
  • Description
    • Size :
      1.5 m
      Description :
      Generally dark greyish-brown, infants are brown with white stripes. Body robust with large head, relatively slender limbs. Each foot with two main hooves and a smaller lateral hoof. Mature animals has tusks.
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      Found mainly on land. Feed on a mixed of animal and plant material, such as roots. Active during both day and night.
      Habitats :
      Forest, Mangroves, Terrestrial
      Distribution :
      Found in forest, scrubland and mangroves. In Singapore, can be found on Pulau Ubin, Pulau Tekong, and in the Western Catchment Area. Also recorded from wooded areas in Changi, Lim Chu Kang and the Central Catchment Nature Reserve. Distributed widely.
      Nature Reserves :
      Central Catchment Nature Reserve
      Nature Areas :
      Pulau Tekong, Pulau Ubin
  • Status
    • Species Status :
      Native
      Singapore Red Data Book 2008 status :
      Not Threatened

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