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Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Dealing with England's wild boar

Hundreds of years ago, wild boar hunting was a favourite sport of kings.

In fact, it was so popular and boar meat considered so tasty that the species was extinct in the wild in England for 350 years.

But wild boar have now returned to the English countryside - and the population has been so successful that the government has launched an action plan to deal with the growing numbers.

The population in Gloucestershire's Forest of Dean alone is thought to be around 100, but there are further groups on the Kent/Sussex border, in west Dorset and on Dartmoor.

READ MORE - Source: BBC News Wednesday, 19 March 2008

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