Population of wild boars (Sus scrofa Linnaeus, 1758) in Croatia

Merkler, Mirna (2012) Population of wild boars (Sus scrofa Linnaeus, 1758) in Croatia. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Wild boar (Sus scrofa L.) is a species from the order of ungulates, which lives a nomadic life. Females of this species live in the pack along with the youth, led by the eldest female, while adult males live solitary way of life. The strongest male comes in a pack only during mating season, after whitch he goes back tu live independently. There is a maximum of five youth in one litter. This species is omnivorous, feeding on food of plant and animal origin, and even carrion. Wild boar is a native species in Croatia, whose population number variates over the years. There are several factors that influence on the abundance of this species, but the most important one is the man. People hunt wild boars fot meat and trophies, but also because of the damage caused by this species in agricultural areas. During the drought wild boars arrive in cultivable areas in search for food, thus causing financial losses to farmers. In the last twenty years hybrids created by pairing wild boars and domestic pigs appeared in Croatia. These hybrids have similar phenotype to wild boars, but they have more youth, give progeny throughout the year, and are less resistant to viral and parasitic diseases.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Zanella, Davor
Date: 2012
Number of Pages: 14
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2014 11:17
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2014 11:17
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/3020

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