The Indian boar belongs to the Suidae family. It is the ancestor of the domestic pig. The thick skin of the wild boar is of greyish colour, covered with hairs. They generally wander in groups and are known as sounders. They become very aggressive when attacked as they are nocturnal creatures. Usually, a female bore give birth four to six cubs at a time.
Boars generally eat almost everything from berries, roots, nuts, refuse, small reptiles, carrion etc. They can also consume young lambs and deer. Due to poaching and destruction on its habitant, the number of Indian boars is gradually declining.