You have never been interested in the question, is there the biggest boar in the world? If there is one, then how much did he weigh and what records were recorded? We will tell about this in more detail in our article, and photos and videos will be an interesting addition to the material.
The first animal world-famous was the hog named Big Bill. The boar appeared as a result of the crossing of Chinese and Polish pig breeds. He lived in Texas (USA), and died in 1933. The weight of the animal was one ton and 158 kg; it measured 2.72 meters in length. After his death, an effigy was made, which was kept by the pig owners. At present, the location and safety of the stuffed animal are unknown.
Chun-Chun, a Chinese hog who weighed almost a ton (900 kg), was no less exotic in appearance. Chun-Chun was about 2.5 meters long, but due to the enormous weight the boar lived only four years. Currently, the effigy of this boar is in the Chinese Museum of Agriculture.
Pig Big Norma
Another record holder is the American pig, Big Norma, who weighed even more than her Chinese congener. Big Norma reached a weight of a ton and two hundred kilograms, and in length was the same as a Chinese boar - 2.5 meters. Currently, the pig is dead, and the effigy is absent.
Another giant of nature is wild boar. A huge wild boar was shot in 2004, it happened in the territory of the state of Georgia (USA). The weight of the animal was equal to 380 kilograms, and the length declared at the time of capture was 3.5 meters. Boar's nickname sounded like Kabzilla. However, later, after a detailed study, zoologists established that the real weight of the animal was 360 kg, and its length was 2.4 meters.
Another American heavy boar was caught hunting in Alabama. The giant weighed 480 kg, was 3.5 meters long and had fangs 13 cm long. According to journalists, an American boy, who was only 11 years old, was caught, or rather shot by an animal. This was not his first trophy, as he had already hunted elks with his father, and he knew how to shoot.
The biggest boar today
At present, the former inhabitant of Great Britain - Old Slot is recognized as one of the most recent giant wild boars. It is hard to believe, but they say that the weight of a boar reached 6 tons and 395 kilograms, and the length was 3.5 meters. Old Slot belonged to the Gloucester pig breed.
The giant sculpture of Voinich
A remarkable exhibit is the huge wild boar Woinic, whose main secret is that he is a sculpture. This giant is located on French soil, between the cities of Rethel and Charleville-Mezieres. The first stage of the construction of iron sculpture started in January 1983.
The statue was finally completed in 1993. The author of Voinich is Eric Sleziak. The cost of the sculpture is 600 tons of euros, height - 9.5 m, width - 5 m, length - 11 m. The weight of the giant is 50 tons.