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Wild boar – the living ancestor of the domesticated pig

Wild boar in the Forest of Dean

Wild boar in the Forest of Dean

Although S. scrofa is found in a wide variety of habitats as a result of domestication and introduction to new areas, the typical wild habitat is moist forests and shrublands, especially oak forests and areas where reeds are abundant.

In Europe, wild boars prefer broadleaved forests and especially oak forests, but may also be found in more open habitats such as steppe, Mediterranean shrubland, and farmland, so long as there is water and tree cover nearby (34).