India Wild Boar  (Sus scrofa cristatus) .

Pictures were taken in a FOREST  in Northern India inhabited by Tigers.

The  Indian Wild Boar loves having a mud bath and plays with a  Lapwing as well.

Do notice the brilliant camouflage as it blends with the surroundings.

Mud Bath
                                                                       Mud Bath

The  Male Indian Wild Boar can weigh upto 180 kgs ( 400 lbs)

Off for a swim
                                                  Pumba and his shadow

The little white tuskers are unique to the Male  Wild Boar. Related to the domestic pig it lives by itself except during the breeding season.

A few more steps to the pool
                                                       A few more steps to the pool

The Wild Boar  approaches the lake for a swim after the mud bath  as a Waterhen looks on.

Pumba ready to take a plunge
                                                 The Boar  looks bigger on account of the hair.

The main predator of a Wild Boar in Indian Forests is the TIGER ( Panthera Tigris).

The Wild Boar is famous as the favorite food of OBELIX  ( from the comics of ASTERIX)  and the delightful  PUMBA in the movie  Lion King. 

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mukul chand

51 year old entrepreneur who has traveled extensively around the world for work and pleasure , is based in New Delhi, India. A passionate traveler born with a love for flora and fauna, is an active naturalist and amateur photographer. Here he shares his unique insight into Incredible India revealing its mysterious and exotic treasures. Writing from his heart he shares his experiences as he crisscrosses this vast and amazing land.

7 thoughts on “THE JOY OF A MUD BATH AND A SWIM”

  1. Is it true that domesticated pink Pigs will turn into these magical Boars in a short amount of time if they’re left out in the wild for a few years!?
    I heard that from someone! Awesome if it’s true – nature reverting back to its real state!


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