Sunday, October 21, 2012

Wild boar

This animal, also known as wild pig has a lot of subspecies. It is the wild ancestor of the domestic pig.
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.

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, but there are great regional differences in colour.
During winter the fur is much denser.
The Wild Boar is quite a variably sized mammal. In exceptionally large specimens, the species can rival the size of the Giant forest hog, the largest extant species of wild suid. Adult boars can measure from 90 to 200 cm.

They are omnivorous scavengers, eating almost anything they come across, including grass, nuts, berries, carrion, nests of ground nesting birds, roots, tubers, refuse, insects and small reptiles. Wild boar in Australia are also known to be predators of young deer and lambs.  

 It has some symbolic meanings, for example:

In the Asterix comic series set in Gaul, wild boar are the favourite food of Obelix whose immense appetite means that he can eat several roasted boar in a single sitting.

The wild boar image, its often used as a team logo, because it looks powerful and strong.


This is the logo of a hockey team.

By: Alicia García and Lucía Herrero.

1 comment:

  1. Very good, I like your post but I would like to see a few more sentences about symbolic meaning and some images to the representation of the animal in Arts.