Latest Wild boar Stories

2009-12-09 11:35:00

The castration of pigs prevents the "boar taint" smell in the meat and allows them to contain more fat. However in practice this can be very different. Now, for the first time, a scientific team has collected information on the conditions of castration on European pigs. The main conclusion of the study, that forms part of the PIGCAS project, is that these animals are castrated directly by the livestock farmers, without anesthetic and in some cases, without respecting the European...

2009-10-23 10:22:56

A Spanish researcher has analyzed the preferences of wolves from the north east of the Iberian Peninsula to demonstrate that, in reality, their favorite prey are roe deer, deer and wild boar, ahead of domestic ruminants (sheep, goats, cows and horses). Wolves (Canis lupus) have been pursued by humans for centuries due to their supposed "addiction" to livestock. However, the study by Isabel Barja, sole author and researcher at the Universidad Aut³noma de Madrid [Autonomous University of...

2009-09-03 11:35:00

SARASOTA, Fla. and NEW YORK, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- As the AL East pennant race enters the post-Labor Day homestretch next week, the New York Yankees are red hot. But they're not the only hot stuff these days at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090903/NY69535 ) Hot soup from Boar's Head, the most respected name in deli meats and cheeses, is available at the Stadium, adding a perfect complement to the mouth-watering Boar's Head sandwiches...

2009-08-03 10:15:00

Customers want fresh food, which is neither unripe nor spoilt. A new system based on metal oxide sensors could check the safety and quality of foods reliably, quickly and economically "“ such as how ripe that pineapple really is.When buying a pineapple, the customer often stands helplessly in front of the supermarket shelf "“ which one is already ripe? If the fruit is eaten immediately it's often still not sweet enough, if it's left too long it has rotten patches. Laboratory tests...

2009-05-08 12:53:51

Conservationists report that the world's smallest and rarest pigs are "thriving" following their release into the wild last year, BBC News reported. The captive-bred pygmy hogs have adapted well to their new home in the grasslands of Assam in India, according to evidence from camera-trap footage and surveys. More of the Pygmy hogs "” which stand just 10 inches tall and weigh only 13-20 pounds "” will be introduced into the habitat in the near future. Very few of the tiny pigs are...

2009-01-28 09:02:14

Lack of shelter and the large amount of food available from crops in the mid-valley of the Ebro reflect primarily how human beings influence the landscape, and the demography and reproduction of wild boar. Wild boar living in the Ebro Valley do not survive for as long as those living in the Pyrenees. These are the conclusions of a study carried out by a team of Spanish ecologists. In the Aragonese Pyrenees the population of wild boar (Sus scrofa) live in large, continuous areas of forest,...

2008-12-10 16:07:31

British singer and animal rights activist Paul McCartney won't take measures to control the boar population on his Peasmarsh property, his neighbors say. The Daily Telegraph said some of the locals are complaining the wild animals, which can weigh up to 900 pounds, are wreaking havoc on the vegetarian's 1,500-acre East Sussex estate, as well as on surrounding gardens and farms. The boar are doing huge damage. They are also dangerous if confronted. Locals are up in arms. They are breeding...

2008-10-10 00:00:19

A farmer has won the right to carry on his fight against planning enforcement action he claims threatens his "life's work" - a boar- rearing enterprise. Lawyers for the Government had hoped to have the challenge brought by Alan Dedames to a planning inspector's decision in relation to his Woodland Wild Boar Farm at West Anstey, South Molton, North Devon, thrown out by top judge Sir George Newman. However, the judge at London's High Court has adjourned the case for Mr Dedames to seek...

2008-08-21 15:15:00

Pigs have gone wild with destructive results in parts of New Jersey, say authorities. Up to 100 feral boars have damaged golf courses, flower farms and other sites in Gloucester County. They are believed to be descendants of domestic pigs freed over 10 years ago and grown wild and potentially dangerous, The Star Ledger newspaper in Newark, N.J., reported Thursday. "We caught one boar that weighed in at about 250 pounds -- tusks and all," Christopher Boggs, a wildlife biologist with the U.S....

2008-04-13 12:00:23

By Dusty Ricketts, Northwest Florida Daily News, Fort Walton Beach Apr. 13--MILTON -- Feral hogs that are multiplying in the Blackwater Wildlife Management Area in Okaloosa and Santa Rosa counties have become public enemy No. 1. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is offering five three-day hunts targeting the hogs. Fred Robinette, district wildlife biologist for the FWC, said the wild hog population has exploded over the past three to four years. "It's really...

Latest Wild boar Reference Libraries

Beast of Dean
2013-07-31 07:22:47

The Beast of Dean is a cryptid that has also been named Moose-Pig. It is said to live or have lived in the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire, England. It is sometimes described as resembling a moose but with a boar's head, or others say it is an enormous wild boar. Farmers from the village of Parkend in 1802 were menaced by this creature and decided to capture or kill it. It was said it was large enough to crush fences and hedges, fell trees and so on. The hunt produced nothing, and at...

Wild Boar, Sus scrofa
2012-10-27 14:28:45

The wild boar (Sus scrofa) is native across many areas in Central and Northern Europe, Asia, and the Mediterranean Region. Its range was much larger centuries ago, extending into the British Isles, Korea, and many areas of Eurasia. This range is now smaller, due to hunting and captive boars re-entering the wild. Its range now extends to Indonesia, and it has been introduced into Australasia and the Americas, although this is mostly for hunting purposes. Other common names for this species...

2007-01-19 15:00:55

The amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) is a rare subspecies of tiger (P. tigris). Also known as the Siberian, Korean, Manchurian, or North China Tiger, it is the largest natural animal in the feline family Felidae. The amur tiger is critically endangered. In the early 1900s, it lived throughout the Korean Peninsula, northeastern Mongolia, southeastern Russia, and northeastern China. Today, it has virtually disappeared from South Korea and is largely confined to a very small part of...

2006-09-12 10:37:52

The Wild Boar (Sus scrofa) is the wild ancestor of the domestic pig. It lives in woodlands across much of Central Europe, the Mediterranean Region (including North Africa's Atlas Mountains), and much of Asia as far south as Indonesia. It is in the same Suidae biological family as the Warthog and Bushpig of Africa, the Pygmy Hog of northern India, Babirusa of Indonesia and others. It is more distantly related to the peccary or javelina found in the southwestern area of North America and...

2006-09-12 10:21:28

The domestic pig (Sus scrofa domesticus) is usually given the scientific name Sus scrofa, though some authors call it S. domesticus, reserving S. scrofa for the wild boar. It was domesticated approximately 5,000 to 7,000 years ago. Pigs are found across Europe, the Middle East and extend into Asia as far as Indonesia and Japan. The distinction between wild and domestic animals is slight, and domestic pigs have become feral in many parts of the world (for example, New Zealand) and caused...

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This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.