Photo category:
Oak forest of continental Greece
Vertebrates specimen collection
Natural History Museum of Crete exhibition

  • Photo taken by:
    Trikali, M.
  • Photo taken date:
    March 2013
Wild boar
Even-toed ungulates
Oak forest of continental Greece diorama

Photo of a Wild boar, Sus scrofa, the wild ancestor of the domestic pig. The longer hair and the very big canine teeth in males are the main characteristic of the wild boar. Adults average 1 -1.7 m in length and weight 30-150 kg. It is mainly nocturnal and omnivorous.