Wild Boar

Conservation

Least concern conservation status

Scientific Classification

OrderAriodactyla
FamilySuidae
GenusSus
Binomial nameSus scrofa

Range Map

Description

Also known as the wild hog and the razorback, wild boar are an invasive species bought in to the United States in the 1500s.  

The size and weight of a wild boar depends on their environment.  In Asia, some get as large as grizzly bears, but in North America, they reach sizes up to 6 ft in length and up to 3 ft in height.  Larger males have been found measuring over 7 ft in length.  

They have a stout, barrel-like body, with short legs, and a long head with a short neck.  

They range in color, with solid or mixed coloration patterns.  The most common include black, white or reddish-brown.