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Wild Boars Destroying Canadian National Park

One of the most destructive and rapidly spreading invasive species on the continent has been found for the first time in a Canadian National Park.

Wild boars, which tear up landscapes and eat everything from roots to birds eggs to deer are regularly present in Elk Island National Park. Wild Pigs were brought to Alberta and Saskatchewan in the 1990's to help diversify but some escaped. In Alberta, pigs have been spotted in 28 different counties. The Alberta Government has a program where people can report wild boar sightings. Those who see one are asked to take a picture and note the location and email    af.wildboar@gov.ab.ca

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