wild boar (Sus scrofa)
Title An unarmed huntsman, threatened by a wild boar, takes refuge
An unarmed huntsman, threatened by a wild boar, takes refuge in a tree. Coloured lithograph by A. Strassgschwandtner after himself, ca. 1860
Keywords: Anton Strassgschwandtner
The wild boar (Sus scrofa), also known as the wild swine or Eurasian wild pig, is a suid native to much of Eurasia, North Africa, and the Greater Sunda Islands. Human intervention has spread its range further, making the species one of the widest-ranging mammals in the world, as well as the most widely spread suiform.