WILD BOAR - A REAL PIG!
From 5 November 2015 to 27 March 2016, the Estonian Museum of Natural History presented the exhibition „ Wild boar - a real pig".
The wild boar, also known as the wild hog, wild pig or wild swine, is surrounded by many false beliefs. It is often thought to be a dirty and mannerless animal. Many people see it just as a stupid field rooter. The poor animal’s name is sometimes even used as a word of abuse. This exhibition featured the life of the wild boar as it is in reality. Upon closer examination, many a piggish act of wild boar shows that it is a smart, tidy and outright exemplary animal. Although it may sometimes also conduct piggeries.
The wild boar, a great media figure of the year 2015, was still abundant in the woods of Estonia that year, its doings could be observed both in the forests and in people’s home yards. But will we ever see such wealth of wild boars in our forests again? African swine fever was there, and our forests will not remain the same. The wild boar was elected as the Animal of the Year 2015 knowingly, already having a hunch of what was lying ahead for the wild boars of Estonia and Latvia.