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What do you call a group of boars?

What do you call a group of boars? First of all, what is it? The wild boar, also known as the wild swine, common wild pig, Eurasian wild pig, or simply wild pig, is a suid. The species is now one of the widest-ranging mammals in the world, as well as the most widespread suiform. And our word for today... Suid, any member of the family Suidae, hoofed mammals, order Artiodactyla, including the wild and domestic pigs. Suids are stout animals with small eyes and coarse, sometimes sparse, hair. All have muzzles ending in a rounded cartilage disk used to dig for food. BAck to the question...What do you call a group of boars? see below these shots i took in Mai Po last week.












A group of boars is called a singular; but it can be said also that, as swine, Wild boars live in groups called "sounders" that are composed of females and their offspring. Wheras a group of hogs is called a passel or team.

The Wild boar uses its long, rubbery snout for digging underground roots and bulbs, often tearing up large areas of forest. Which is fine, but when they get on golf courses, they annoy the plaid dressed gentry. They also wreak havoc in (organic) farms and it needs a stout, sometimes electric, fence to keep them out. We seem overrun because we have killed off their natural predators; and people in urban areas appear happy to feed them.

The Wild boar is an omnivore - ie it eats everything, which is why they are particularly happy to rumage through our garbage.

Wild boars are (normally) nocturnal sleeping 12 hours a day hidden in nests made of leaves.

Males live a solitary life (ahhhhhh), except during the mating season (ooooooooh).

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