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Ten "The rarest wild boar in the world" Released at Manas National Park in Assam

Ten captive-breeding pygmy hogs, the world’s smallest and rarest wild pigs, have been released in Assam’s Manas National Park.

Found only in tall, dense alluvial grasslands, the Pygmy hog is incredibly shy.

This is the third time Kobitonoshi has been introduced in a national park, and a release released by the program’s key partner, the biodiversity conservation group Arayank, said Friday.

In 2020, 14 pygmy hogs were released in Manas National Park, and in 2021, 12 pygmy hogs were released.

The coat of Pygmy hog is brown and has some black hair. Its head is tapered and has a slight hair on its forehead and back of its neck.

Animals have been released by the Pygmy Hog Conservation Program (PHCP), bringing the total number of such mammals released in the park to 36.