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Bearded Pig or Wild Boar

Bearded Pig (DGFC) © DGFC

Bearded Pig or Wild Boar

  • The bearded pigs of the Kinabatangan are often found wandering near the buildings of Danau Girang Field Centre.
  • One of their distinguishing features is the ‘beard’ that consists of a series of bristles on either side of the jaw.
  • The bearded pig feeds on fruits, roots, worms and carrion and are known to follow groups of macaques, feeding on fruit fallen from the trees.
  • Female pigs build nests from vegetation when expecting a litter and the striped piglets stay with the mother for up to a year.
  • The stripy coat aids in camouflaging the females' young, protecting them from predation.
  • There are several pigs that regularly visit the centre including Pumba, Miss Piggy and Quasimodo.