Is the wild boar native to some areas of the United States?



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    No, the wild boar and in fact all pigs were introduced to the United States, mostly for hunting purposes.  In the early 20th century, Russian wild boars were released in North Carolina, California and Santa Cruz Island and feral pigs were released in New Hampshire.  Some escaped from the reserves and as a result they migrated.  Now, a combination of the wild boar descendants, the feral pigs and domestic pigs turned feral are found in 23 states.  The wild boar causes about $400 million of damage per year.

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    No, wild boars are introduced from Europe.  Native pigs of the Americas are the peccaries.  Although more common in South and Central America, we do have one species that ranges up into the American southwest.

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