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Sus scrofa cristatus
A Wild Indian boar in Bandhavgarh National Park, Central India.

The Indian boar (Sus scrofa cristatus), also known as the Andamanese pig or Moupin pig is a subspecies of wild boar native to Republic of India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Burma, western Thailand and Sri Lanka. It is considered as the “National hog of India” respectively.

The Indian boar differs from its European counterpart by its large mane which runs in a crest along its back from its head to lower body, larger, more sharply featured and straighter skull, its smaller, sharper ears and overall lighter build. It is taller and more sparsely haired than the European form, though its back bristles are much more developed. The tail is also more tufted, and the cheeks hairier.

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