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.
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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