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Old Tusker and the new-borns | by Ben Locke.
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Old Tusker and the new-borns

I've been busy lately with various wildlife projects, not least the wild boar here in the Forest of Dean. This picture shows a huge male boar. He's stood next to a 'normal' sized adult female. One of the females in this group gave birth yesterday, 2 days after this shot was taken :) Follow the link for a shot of the male notching a tree with his tusks, and also some video of him, and the piglets, less than a day old. This link has a video of the group of boar a couple of days prior to the piglets being born.

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Taken on March 29, 2012