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It is not possible for a pig to turn into a wild boar, because the two animals are different species. Pigs and wild boars both belong to the same scientific genus, the "sus" genus. However, domestic pigs are known only b... More »

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Wild boar hunting in California is allowed on any public land administered by local, state or federal government agencies. As long as the hunter has the appropriate permit, there are very few other restrictions, as of 20... More »

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Wild boars, also known as wild pigs, are omnivorous animals that feed on nuts, acorns, carrion, roots, small birds or mammals, eggs, grass, fruit, and mushrooms. Their diets are largely limited by what they can find in t... More »

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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. More »

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Pigs are part of the Animalia kingdom, the Chordata phylum, the Mammalia class, the Artiodactyla order, the Suidae family, the Sus genus, and the sus scrofa scrofa species. This taxonomy runs from the most general classi... More »

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Pigs are highly intelligent, curious and social. They have an excellent sense of smell, do not have sweat glands, and are omnivores, feeding on a wide variety of food that includes both plants and other animals. A pig’s ... More »

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An adult female or mother pig is called a sow. If the pig is a virgin or has not given birth, she is called a gilt. A gilt is usually less than a year old. More »

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