The wild boar (Sus Scrofa) is one of the most extant mammals over Romania.
It is the only wild representative of the Suidae family in our country.
The normal length of a wild boar ranges from 110 to 170 cm. The boar weighs between 80-200 kg and the sow between 50-175 kg.
Wild boars live in well-established social relations. All the members in the group are related. At the age of 18 months, the boars are obliged to leave the group. However, boars still live together for a while. They even accept young boars to join the group of boars, but after the fourth year of their life, they become solitary. Sometime, after the age of 7 or 8, boar might accept the company of a young boar and they remain together.
The wild boar is omnivore and eats everything it finds on ground, under the layer of leaves, in the soft soil or among roots.
The gestation length of a sow is 115 - 117 days (3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days). The piglets (4-10) are born in early February – late March, in a hole that the sow has built and stuffed with moss and dry grass.