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Pigs: Suidae

Physical Characteristics, Habitat, Behavior And Reproduction, Pigs And People, Conservation Status, Forest Hog (hylochoerus Meinertzhageni): Species AccountsGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, DIET

FOREST HOG (Hylochoerus meinertzhageni): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
BABIRUSA (Babyroussa babyrussa): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
EURASIAN WILD PIG (Sus scrofa): SPECIES ACCOUNTS

Pigs live on every continent except Antarctica. They also occupy a number of oceanic islands. They are not indigenous (in-DIJ-un-us), native, to all ranges, but have been introduced by humans.

Wild pigs are omnivorous, eating meat and plants, feeding on leaves, grasses, seeds, fruits, eggs, young trees, carrion, or dead animals, invertebrates, or animals without backbones, and small vertebrates, animals with backbones. They also enjoy mineral licks where they ingest nutrient-rich soil or water.

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