What Are the Pig's Enemies?

Enemies of pigs throughout the world include eagles, hawks, tigers, pythons, hyenas, lions, leopards and wolves. Piglets in addition to adult pigs are targets for these carnivores.

Domesticated feral pigs are found in North America, Africa, Europe and Australia. At times, the pigs get loose and some are even let go for hunting purposes. In Texas, Florida, Hawaii, Australia and California the population of feral pigs is rising. Enemies of feral pigs include mountain lions, golden eagles, bobcats, coyotes, alligators and dingos.

The pygmy hog is on the critically endangered list largely because of carnivores such as pythons, tigers, hawks, crows, wildcats, mongooses and eagles. Pygmy hogs live in areas such as the Himalayas, India, Nepal and Bangladesh. The hog was thought to be extinct in the 1960s, but several were found at Manas National Park in Assam, India. However, the pigs still fall victim to illegal hunting at times. Another endangered pig is the Vaisayan warty pig. The islands Nergos and Panay are home to the pigs, and human predators are their primary enemy. The pigs are also known to often breed with domestic pigs, which in turn has lowered the numbers of the pure version of the pigs.