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txbhunter1
07-01-2009, 02:55 AM
Lifespan/Longevity

Extreme lifespan (wild)

27 years (high)




Average lifespan (wild)

10 years








Wild pigs usually live to about 10 years old, although some have been recorded living as long as 27 years. Mortality in the young is high.

BustedAssRanch
07-01-2009, 06:44 AM
Why is mortality so high in the young?

txbhunter1
07-01-2009, 09:06 AM
The young remain in the nest for some time after birth. Females are extremely protective of their young. Despite these protective measures, on average only half of a litter will survive to maturity, many fall prey to predators and disease.

rusa7476
07-01-2009, 10:29 AM
not to mention hunting and trapping, those mosters and satilite boars survive for a reason...

dougepooo
07-01-2009, 03:57 PM
in the article inntitled Feral hogfs in Texas, featured on our home page, it says that hogs in the wild average 4 tp 5 years and some make it to about 8.

txbhunter1
07-01-2009, 04:11 PM
Above stats and studiesper the following :



(vanLoon, 1979; Hopf, 1979) (Nowak, 1991 (http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Sus_scrofa.html#730450933a50f3ef02346421df58b008))