Wild Boar

Sounds & Calls

Wild Boar (Sus scrofa) in a forest in Europe

Wild Boar (Sus scrofa)

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The Wild Boar (Sus scrofa) is native to much of Europe, Asia and North Africa and has been introduced to Australasia, Oceania and the Americas, making it one of the world’s widest-ranging mammals.  This species is also known as ‘wild hog’ or simply ‘wild pig’.

What does a wild boar sound like? The most commonly heard sounds of the Wild Boar include deep growls, grunts, loud high-pitched squealing and screams. While foraging they can often be heard making low, softer grunting calls as well as sniffing sounds. A vigorous feeder, wild boar smack their lips noisily as they chew and also making loud popping sounds with their mouths.

Listen to Wild Boar Calls

This sample in the video below was recorded in the Sierra de Las Nieves, Andalucia, Spain. It features a range of different sounds made by Wild Boar (Sus scrofa) including grunts, growls, screams and squeals.