Body growth in a confined Wild boar population

S. Mattioli, P. Pedone


We have studied a high density population of Wild boar in a fenced area. As expected, overcrowding and food shortage have heavily influenced body growth, with differential effects on the two sexes. Mean live weight of adults was only 38.3 kg.

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