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Wild pig

Sus scrofa


A group of Wild pigs (wild boar) that visited our beachside hotel at Yala, Sri Lanka.




I think the boars found in Sri Lanka are Indian Boars (Sus scrofa cristatus). The Indian boar differs from its European counterpart by its large mane which runs in a crest along its back from its head to lower body, larger, more sharply featured and straighter skull, its smaller, sharper ears and overall lighter build.

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1 Comment

jazz.mann a week ago

HI Chris and fellow Yala traveler. Cool shot. I agree. I have a spotting of the same species which I identified as you did:

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Southern Province, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Mar 24, 2018
Submitted on Jul 22, 2020

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