This wild boar was shot on farmland in the south of England. Escapes from wild boar farms have led, during the 1990's, to two free-living, breeding populations in England, one in Kent & East Sussex, and a smaller one in Dorset. The animals appear to be pure-bred wild stock.
|1.Wild Boar skull, male, lateral view.|
|2. Ventral view.|
3. Anterior view.
Left, back of skull damaged (gunshot)
|Details of Specimens Illustrated|
|Condylobasal length||356mm||Zygomatic width||160mm|
|Cheek tooth row length||124mm||Interorbital width||82mm|
|Nasal length||190mm||Greatest width of nasals||43mm|
Scientific Name : Sus - "pig", (latin)
Scientific Name : scrofa - "breeding sow", (latin)