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Shoulder height 60 – 70 cm, body weight 60 – 90 kg. Big head as opposed to body. Frail long, wide at the front. On the head on each side of the brook a wart, in the boar two, the upper ones immediately under the lights. The lower ones between lights and weapons. The weapons, which are carried by both sexes in considerable strength, show the exact opposite strength ratio to that of European wild boar and other wild boar species. In the case of wart shine, the fighters that sit in the upper jaw are of tremendous strength. They protrude far and threateningly in a semicircle outwards, upwards and again slightly inwards. They are, first of all, tools for digging and burrowing. That's why the ends are round and blunt. The one fighter, usually of the right, is more worn out and therefore shorter than his counterpart. The rifles in the lower jaw form the actual weapon. They grind on the outside against the fighters and thus form sharp-edged and pointed daggers. Pürzel very thin and hairless except at the end tassel, is carried vertically upwards in a characteristic way when running fast.

Black-gray, hair very sparse, bristle-like, more frequent and longer at the nape of the neck. Adult animals almost naked. Can look up to reddish brown, depending on the soil they have for wallowing.

Bush and grass steppes, always near watering holes.

Spread throughout the country.

Main food:
They are omnivores; they feed on roots and tubers, small animals, soil fauna and plant roots, which they break out of the ground. Grasses, herbs and berries also serve as food for them. Drink regularly.

Living sociably in more or less large groups, always close to watering holes. Old boars are often loners. They like to drive in burrows abandoned by aardvarks, into which they push themselves backwards. They are diurnal and very territorial. The tooth length of a capital boar can be up to 40 cm.

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