The wild boar, a native of Singapore, can weigh up to 100 kilograms and live for more than 20 years. Although they consume seeds, tubers, and young plants primarily, they are omnivorous. At 18 months of age, each wild boar female can begin reproducing, producing 4 to 6 piglets annually. Their rapid rates of reproduction, the availability of ideal foraging habitats, and the absence of natural predators all contribute to the expansion of their population.
As more wild boars wander into parks, public roads, and residential areas, there may be more human-wild boar conflict as a result of the increase in their population. Despite the fact that they appear timid, they are still wild animals with unpredictable behavior that could jeopardize public safety.
Wild boars, like many other wild animals, will only attack when they are trapped or feel threatened. Wild boars’ females are extremely protective of their young and easily provoked. Strong and agile, wild boars can run fairly quickly. In the event of an attack, adult male dogs can cause severe harm. Wild boars are thought to be particularly dangerous in car accidents because of their sturdy build.