Palawan bearded pig

A sizeable wild pig found only in the Philippines, still smaller than the closely-related species of bearded pig of Indonesia

Bernard DUPONT

These pigs are hunted throughout the year in their range, especially during the forest-tree fruiting periods when they gather to forage on fallen fruits. “Pig-bombs” is extensively used for this purpose, and they kill or injure the pigs, causing terrible wounds and producing trails that poachers with hunting dogs can follow.

The species is legally protected by the Philippine wildlife protection bill. But still, its population has been declining rapidly and has been designated as Vulnerable on IUCN Red List. Given that this trend continues at its current pace, it will not be long before this local population of bearded pigs fully vanishes.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Philippines
NT
2016

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No