Russian Boar Skull Replica

$300.00

The Russian Boar is a large, hoofed mammal that can be found in a wide range of habitats across much of the world. Wild boars are omnivorous, feeding on a wide variety of plant material, small animals, insects, and carrion.

Description

Russian Boar Skull Replica measures 16.5 inches. Russian Boar Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane resin. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Species Sus scrofa

The Russian Boar, Wild boar or Sus scrofa, also known as the Wild swine, Common wild pig, Eurasian wild pig, or simply Wild pig, is a suid native to much of Eurasia and North Africa, and has been introduced to the Americas and Oceania.

The species is now one of the widest-ranging mammals in the world, as well as the most widespread suiform.

The Russian Boar or Wild boar is a bulky, massively built suid with short and relatively thin legs. The trunk is short and robust, while the hindquarters are comparatively underdeveloped.

The region behind the shoulder blades rises into a hump and the neck is short and thick to the point of being nearly immobile. The animal’s head is very large, taking up to one-third of the body’s entire length.

The structure of the Russian Boar or Wild boar head is well suited for digging. The head acts as a plough, while the powerful neck muscles allow the animal to upturn considerable amounts of soil. It is capable of digging 3.1–3.9 in. into frozen ground and can upturn rocks weighing 88–110 lb.

The eyes are small and deep-set and the ears long and broad. The species has well developed canine teeth, which protrude from the mouths of adult males. The medial hooves are larger and more elongated than the lateral ones and are capable of quick movements. The Russian Boar or Wild boar can run at a maximum speed of 25 mph and jump at a height of 55–59 in.

Males sport a mane running down the back, which is particularly apparent during autumn and winter. The canine teeth are also much more prominent in males and grow throughout life. The upper canines are relatively short and grow sideways early in life, though they gradually curve upwards. The lower canines are much sharper and longer, with the exposed parts measuring 3.9–4.7 in. in length.

It has been assessed as least concern on the IUCN Red List due to its wide range, high numbers, and adaptability to a diversity of habitats. It has become an invasive species in part of its introduced range.

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Additional information

Weight 4.5 lbs
Dimensions 16.5 × 5.75 in