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Wild Boar

Wild BoarScientific name: Sus scrofa Linnaeus, 1758 (ITIS)

Common name: Wild boar, wild hog, feral pig, feral hog, Old World swine, razorback, Eurasian wild boar, Russian wild boar

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Native To: Eurasia (Rouhe and Sytsma 2007)

Means of Introduction: Imported as a food source and escaped from domestication or were intentionally released (Rouhe and Sytsma 2007)

Impact: Damages native plants and crops and competes with native species (Rouhe and Sytsma 2007)

Date of U.S. Introduction: 1500s (Rouhe and Sytsma 2007)

Current U.S. Distribution:

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Partnership

Wild Pigs
Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management.

Texas Invasives Database - Sus scrofa
TexasInvasives.org.

Invasive Species Compendium - Sus scrofa
CAB International.

Global Invasive Species Database - Sus scrofa (mammal)
World Conservation Union. Invasive Species Specialist Group.

Feral pig or wild boar
Feral.org.au (Australia).

Government

Feral Swine
USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

Indian River Lagoon Species Inventory - Sus scrofa
Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution

The Feral Pig (Sus scrofa) Fact Sheet (2011; PDF | 1.21 MB)
Australia Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities.
Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Controls

Feral Pig
Queensland Primary Industries and Fisheries (Australia).
Identification/Description; Photograph; Illustrations; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Dispersion; Controls

State

Wild Pigs in Kentucky
Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

Feral Swine
Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment.
Controls; Legal Aspects

Feral Hog
Missouri Department of Conservation.
Identification/Description; Impacts; Habitat; Controls; Legal Aspects

Feral Swine
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Life Cycle; Controls

Feral Swine in Ohio
Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Life Cycle; Distribution; Controls

Pest Risk Assessment for Feral Pigs in Oregon (PDF | 190 KB)
Oregon Department of Fisheries and Wildlife.
Identification/Description; Introduction History; Impacts; Life Cycle; Distribution; Dispersion

Feral Hogs
Texas Parks and Wildlife.

Feral Pig Control
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Academic

Feral Hogs
eXtension.
Special Note: Multistate collaboration with a variety of feral hog resources

Animal Diversity Web - Sus scrofa
University of Michigan. Museum of Zoology.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution

Wild Pig Info
Mississippi State University.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Life Cycle; Distribution; Controls

Feral Hogs in Missouri: Damage Prevention and Control
University of Missouri. Extension.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Life Cycle; Distribution; Controls

Feral Swine in Ohio: Managing Damage and Conflicts (2013; PDF | 803 KB)
Ohio State University Extension.

Coping with Feral Hogs
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.

Professional

The Feral Hog in Oklahoma
Noble Foundation.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Illustrations; Introduction History; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Dispersion; Controls; Legal Aspects; Special Note: Feral Hog Sign

Citations

Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Sus scrofa. [Accessed Sep 10, 2014].

Rouhe, A., and M. Sytsma. 2007. Feral Swine Action Plan for Oregon (PDF | 1.43 MB) Portland State University Center for Lakes and Reservoirs. Prepared for the Oregon Invasive Species Council.

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Last Modified: Mar 20, 2015
 
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