The other day I decided to meet some German wildlife, and so I found a wild boar – related to the African warthog. I told him some stories about life in Namibia. He in return told me some interesting facts about himself:
1. Tusks on the bottom lip are one of the most prominent features of a wild boar. Tusks in males are longer and curved. Unlike females, males possess extra tusk on the upper lip which is used for sharpening of the lower tusk.
2. Males use their tusks for the fights during the mating season.
3. Wild boar has long, rubbery snout that is used for digging of underground roots and bulbs.
4. Wild boar is an omnivore (eats both plant- and animal-based food). It feeds mainly on the seed, fruits, leaves, berries, eggs, mice, lizards, worms and snakes.
5. Wild boars are nocturnal animals (active during the night). They will spend 12h in sleep during the day, hidden in the nests made of leaves.
6. Although large, wild boar has a lot of enemies. Main predators of wild boars are: tigers, leopards, lynx, wolves, bears and humans.
7. Wild boars can survive up to 10 years in the wild and up to 25 years in captivity.
There you go, hope you learned something new and interesting like I did.
With love Stompie!