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The Wild Boar is the ancestor of our domestic pig. Adult male boars have teeth that extend beyond their upper lip, called tusks. These teeth are continuously growing and are used as tools and weapons! The males are normally solitary, but females and their young live in groups of up to 20, called sounders.
We have two Wild Boar sows, Thelma and Louise. They can often be seen rooting around their enclosure. Their fearsome reputation precedes them and has led to calls for their eradication from the British countryside. In Europe rural communities have lived alongside boar for centuries .