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2 - Africa (giant forest hog, about 450 lbs.):



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This is Jankowski in his new home in what was then Korea. It wasn't easy to leave Russia in the early roaring twenties and settle in a new place. Pigs were hunted to sell, but they were as scarce as tigers in those days. Jankowski met a man who was willing to tell him where they were if he was willing to return the favour. He was.

This photograph was taken in Korea. The Jankowski's (his sons also hunted for a living) shot almost two dozen. The average weight  was just over 420 pounds. Not remarkable, but he added nearly all were sows! The boars were quite a bit bigger, but they didn't taste ok. No wonder tigers were larger in those days.



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Here is the table about the weights taken by the Siberian Tiger Project:

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It seems that the male wild boars average 193 kg, while the females average 92 kg. However, check this table:

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In contradiction, this table presents lower average weights, although from the same source. However, this table do have ranges, and it seems that the largest male boar recorded in the Amur region was of 238 kg, which is very large in every sense. Interestingly, the largest male in the table (285 kg) came from the eastern part of Europe, which was the last extension of the Caspian tiger (wandering specimens at least), according with some medieval records.
 
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The size of the Indian wild boar (Sus scrofa cristatus):

Here is one interesting size comparison image of one of the great mammals from India, the famous wild boar. Check it out:


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There is no doubt about why old hunters used horses to hunt them, and there are reports of dead horses disemboweled by these boars. These animals are large, not "giants", but big enough. Please, take in count that the shoulder height of the animals in the image is not exactly the same than that in the numbers, this because they are in movement, so the standing height should match with the data. Also, the largest boar looks huge, but in fact, you most remember that this is caused by its crest of hair, while in fact its shoulder height is about 1 meter (which is still very impressive, for this animals).

The heaviest male that I found in India was one male of 165 kg hunted in Central India (Brander, 1923), however recently Dr Seidensticker (1996) reported large boars of up to 230 kg been killed by tigers in Nepal. A tiger most be very strong and smart to kill these big animals.


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Wild boars are large fierce omnivores. They are hunted by tigers and bears. In Africa, there are wild pig species hunted by lions. Wild boars, especially the males ( boars ) are dangerous prey even for a tiger or a grizzly.
                          
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http://www.softschools.com/facts/animals...facts/314/ 
 
Wild boar Facts
Wild boar is a close relative of domestic pig. There are four subspecies of wild boar that are similar in size and appearance, but differ in color (which depends on the type of habitat). Native populations of wild boars can be found in Africa, Europe and Asia (Japan, Indonesia, India and the Far East). Wild boars can survive in different types of habitat: grasslands, taiga, tropical rainforests, but they prefer life in deciduous forests. Wild boars are threatened by habitat loss and by commercial hunt. Luckily, wild populations are still stable and they are not listed as endangered species.


Interesting Wild boar Facts:
Wild boars are medium-sized animals. They can reach 3 to 6.5 feet in length, 21.6 to 39.3 inches in height and 90 to 700 pounds in weight.
Body of wild boars is covered with double coat of fur that can be brown, red, black or grey. Upper coat is composed of harsh, bristly hair. Undercoat is much softer.
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.
Males use their tusks for the fights during the mating season.
Wild boar has long, rubbery snout that is used for digging of underground roots and bulbs.
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.
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.
Although large, wild boar has a lot of enemies. Main predators of wild boars are: tigers, leopards, lynx, wolves, bears and humans.

 
Wild boars live in groups (called sounds) that are composed of females and their offspring. Groups usually have between 6 and 30 animals.
Males live solitary life, except during the mating season.
Mating season usually lasts from November to January. Fights between males determine which male will have opportunity to mate.
Pregnancy in females lasts 112 to 115 days and ends with 4 to 6 piglets. Mother takes care of the babies on her own. Piglets are born in the nest made of leaves.
Piglets have brown fur, covered in creamy-colored stripes, which provide camouflage in dense vegetation. Stripes begin to disappear when piglets reach the age of 3 to 4 months. At the age of one year, young animals have the same coloration as adults.
Young wild boars depend on their mother for the first couple of months of their life. At the age of 7 months, they will become independent.
Wild boars can survive up to 10 years in the wild and up to 25 years in captivity.
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In reading numerous books about grizzlies ( brown bears ) I have noticed many conflicting statements made by people who are very familiar with the animals. I finally deduced that quite often decisions on the character or habits of an animal are often made by perhaps only one or two sightings. As I have read from several good sources, the individuality of bears can vary as greatly as the individuality of people. There are brave bears and cowardly bears, grumpy bears and happy bears, and so on. 
In the book: "Notes of an East Siberian Hunter" by A.A. Cherkassov and translated by Vladimir Beregovoy and Stephen Bodio - 1865, the author claims that the wild boar is the only animal of Siberia feared by the brown bear. At http://shaggygod.proboards.com/  it is said that the brown bear regularly hunts and kills wild boar of any sex, any age, and any size. Perhaps both are correct, depending on the individual bear. 
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Wild Boar picture found at: On The Edge of Extinction - A - The Tiger ... page #71 ... post #1,054 by Peter ... 781 pounds ( 354 kg ).

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Pictures from computer-search: 

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I just discover this thread. Very interesting ! The wild boars in Taiga seem to be particularly impressive !

I have heard a lot about wild boar's intelligence. During the former Yugoslavia war in the 1990s, it had been read that the boars were the only animals to proliferate in the operation fields, by avoiding the hidden mines they detected very well while eating some roots and so on.
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http://www.untamedscience.com/biodiversity/wild-boar/  
 
Predators: What eats the Wild Boar?
When discussing predators of the wild boar, it should be understood that the wild boar has a huge range; any large predator in those regions can potentially put pigs on their diet. The only animal that preys on the wild pig throughout it’s entire range are humans.
In eastern Asia, tigers will hunt packs of wild boar, picking off one at a time. Occasionally, hunters report that a tiger has been killed by a large male boar. In Africa, the larger subspecies of hyaenas are known to take wild boar, in addition to leopards, other large felids, and crocodiles. In Australia, dingos will pick off piglets. Wolves in their native range will hunt pigs as well. Bears also will eat pigs.
Piglets seem to be on the menu for many more species. Large snakes, such as the reticulated python, will eat young pigs. Birds of prey will also consume small pigs as part of their diet.
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http://a-z-animals.com/animals/wild-boar/ 
 
Wild Boar Diet and Prey

The Wild Boar is an omnivorous animal that primarily feeds on plants. Plant matter comprises around 90% of the Wild Boar's diet as they feed on young leaves, berries, grasses and fruits, and unearth roots and bulbs from the ground with their hard snouts. Living in highly seasonal regions, Wild Boars have had to adapt to the changing fruits and flowers, and are known to favour the protein-rich nuts (such as acorns) that become available in the autumn and prepare them for the winter ahead. They will however, eat almost anything that will fit into their mouths, and supplement their diet by eating eggs, Mice, Lizards, Worms and even Snakes. Wild Boar will also happily finish off the abandoned kill of another animal. 
 
*It appears that the diet of the wild boar is strikingly similar to that of another large omnivore; the bear. 
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 Predation on Ungulates          http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S207815201630027X

Predation on the ungulates is a trait of ecology of brown bears typical for different areas of the species range (Bromlei, 1965, Semyonov-Tyan-Shansky, 1979, Zavatsky, 1979, Lavov, 1987, Pazhetnov, 1990 and Bobyr, 1991). The extent and nature of predation vary with the seasons. In most cases, this method of feeding behavior is of the greatest importance for bears in the spring (Pazhetnov, 1990). This statement is typical for brown bears in Sikhote-Alin (Bromlei, 1965, Yudakov and Nikolaev, 1987, Yudin, 1993 and Kostoglod, 2006). In summer there is a decline of predation related to the abundance of feed (Bromlei, 1965). In autumn with the abundance of fattening feed of vegetable origin predation is not expressed, but during hungry years it is on the contrary typically occurring among bears (Bromlei, 1965, Rakov, 1966 and Abramov, 1972). Wild boar and red deer (Cervus elaphus) are the most common ungulate prey of brown bears in Sikhote-Alin.
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Real or Fake News? ... http://www.wideopenspaces.com/king-kong-...like-baby/ 
 
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