A female boar is called a sow. If she has not yet mated, she is called a gilt. Like pigs, boars are swine. Mature swine are referred to as hogs, and young swine are called pigs.Continue Reading
Wild boars are native to northern Africa and Eurasia and can be found in Great Britain, Korea, Siberia and Japan. They have been introduced to most places that are inhabited by humans and have had a strong presence in the Americas, Austria and New Zealand.
In areas where tigers live, boars are their primary source of food. Tigers follow groups of boars and pick off the younger or weaker animals.Learn more about Barnyard Mammals
The wild pig, or wild boar, lives in the forests of Europe, Asia and Northwest Africa. Four main subspecies exist, although some experts believe there are as many as 25 subspecies in existence. One distinguishing difference between subspecies is color, as wild boars worldwide are similar in size and shape.Full Answer >
A male pig is known as a boar, while a female pig that has not yet given birth is known as a gilt. Once the female has one litter of babies, she is known as a sow. Baby pigs are known as piglets.Full Answer >
Breed pigs by introducing a sexually mature boar to a female pig that is in estrus, or via artificial insemination of a female that is in estrus. Attempting to breed a pig outside of estrus does not result in a pregnancy, even if the animal is healthy and well-fed.Full Answer >
Guinea pigs reproduce by engaging in intercourse, during which the male (boar) will ejaculate a solid lump of sperm into the vagina of the female (sow). The evolutionary purpose of this coagulated lump, or "copulatory plug" is to deter other males from mating with the same female. A guinea pig's gestation period lasts for between 59 and 73 days, with an average gestation of 68 days.Full Answer >