Other Free Encyclopedias » 21st Century Webster's Family Encyclopedia » 21st Century Webster's Family Encyclopedia - Black haw to Boulez, Pierre

wild Boar

Boar, wild, either of 2 species of wild pig, the Eurasian Sus scrofa and the Indian S. cristatus. The wild boar stands about 3 ft (91 cm) at the shoulder and has stiff bristles over a short gray-black undercoat. It has 2 tusks in the lower jaw and broad feet, adaptations to the marshy areas it inhabits. The wild boar is omnivorous.

See also: Peccary.

Franz Boas [next] [back] Boadicea

User Comments

Your email address will be altered so spam harvesting bots can't read it easily.
Hide my email completely instead?

Cancel or