also known as wild pig, is the wild ancestor of the
domestic pig, an animal with which it freely hybridises.
Wild boar are native across much of Northern and Central
Europe, the Mediterranean Region (including North Africa's
Atlas Mountains) and much of Asia as far south as Indonesia.
Populations have also been artificially introduced in some
parts of the world, most notably the Americas and
Australasia, principally for hunting. Elsewhere, populations
have also become established after escapes of wild boar from
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