Adult wild-boars measure 90–200 cm in length, not counting a tail of 15–40 cm, and have a shoulder height of 55–110 cm. As a whole, their average weight is 50–90 kg (110–200 pounds), though boars show a great deal of weight variation within their geographical ranges. Unconfirmed giants reported in early Russian hunting journals have reportedly weighed up to 320 kg (710 lb).
Wild boar piglets are coloured differently from adults, having marbled chocolate and cream stripes lengthwise over their bodies. The stripes fade by the time the piglet is about 6 months old, when the animal takes on the adult's grizzled grey or brown colour.
Range of Wild-Boar
(Introduced Populations - Blue)
Adult males develop tusks, continuously growing teeth that protrude from the mouth, from their upper and lower canine teeth. These serve as weapons and tools. The upper tusks are bent upwards in males, and are regularly ground against the lower ones to produce sharp edges. The tusks normally measure about 6 cm, in exceptional cases up to 12 cm.
Females also have sharp canines, but they are smaller, and not protruding like the males' tusks.