Large, stoutly built black or brown mammal, can weigh over 300 kgs. Has short legs and a large head with well-developed canine teeth.
To help protect our environment:
Forest, scrub, grasslands, pasture, wetlands.
Preys on, competes with and disturbs native species, overturns large areas of soil, alters nutrient cycles, facilitates spread of pest plants and plant diseases. Can be a vector for bovine TB, can spread kauri dieback disease.
Auckland Council undertakes feral pig control throughout the region to protect Te Wao Nui a Tiriwa/Waitākere, Kohukohunui/Hunua and other ecologically valuable parkland, protect the values of biodiversity focus areas, and reduce the spread of kauri dieback disease.