The Wild Boar (Sus scrofa).
Our boar originate from both Central and Eastern Europe. They are 100% pure-bred and display all the typical signs of pure bloodlines such as long, straight noses, high shoulders sloping to angular hindquarters and straight tails with a tassle on the end, unlike specimens cross-bred with domestic pigs (to improve temperament and meat yield) which may show a curly tail, dished snout and coat blemishes. There are many different subspecies of wild boar of which ours are predominantly the largest subspecies ‘attila’ found in Romania and Hungary, Northern Iran, the Ukraine and the Balkans.
Our boar are very social animals, living in a ‘sounder’ (family group) with a strong matriarchal structure. They are not naturally aggressive and tend to display their less desirable behaviours only when they or their young are threatened and because their behaviour is seldom understood, wild boar often fall victim to negative human interactions and bad press. Their fearsome reputation has earned them a place on the Dangerous Wild Animals list, requiring keepers to hold a license which we have gone to great lengths to obtain.