WILD BOAR (Sus scrofa)


It is common throughout the Iberian Peninsula, except in the arid south-east, where it is relatively rare


The wild boar is a bulky, massively built suid with short and relatively thin legs. The trunk is short and massive, while the hindquarters are comparatively underdeveloped. The region behind the shoulder blades rises into a hump and the neck is short and thick to the point of being nearly immobile. The animal’s head is very large, taking up to one-third of the body’s entire length. The structure of the head is well suited for digging. The head acts as a plough, while the powerful neck muscles allow the animal to upturn considerable amounts of soil, it is capable of digging 8–10 cm (3.1–3.9 in) into frozen ground and can upturn rocks weighing 40–50 kg (88–110 lb).The eyes are small and deep-set and the ears long and broad.


Almost all year around in fenced area and in free range areas from October till February


November and beginning of December.