Hawaiian Feral Pig Notes
- 3D model: possibly VP1358 (domestic pig, unjointed)
- it would take some amount of effort to make the pig more like a wild
boar, to make it jointed/boned and and to add textures, then we would need
to give it motion..
- current model is pig17.max, 4210 faces
- has a good texture map derived from actual reference images
- "The first introduction was the small pig the Polynesians brought with
them. It is not thought to have ranged to more than 3,000 feet and is not
thought to have caused great damage. However, when the larger domestic pig
ran wild after its introduction by Europeans, the two hybridized, and the
resulting larger feral pig ranges higher and does much more damage."
- pictures of pig damage
- need more pictures of the pig itself, though its easy to find pictures
of the europear wild boar
- Feral pig issues in Hawai‘i are complicated, involving ecology, animal
rights and hunting interests
- excellent, long article on
- eats nearly anything - lobelias, tree ferns, seasonally abundant
carbohydrate source from non-native strawberry guava and much protein intake
from non-native earthworms
- a large boar might go well over 200 lbs. and sport over 3" tusk
- potential references
- Baker, J.K. (1976). The feral pig problem in Hawai‘i National
Parks. Proceedings on the Forest Conference on Scientific Research in
National Parks, pp 365-7. New orleans: Louisiana.
- Cooray, R.G.; Mueller-Dombrious, D. (1981). Feral pig
In "Island ecosystems: Biological organisation in selected
Hawaiian communities". Mueller-Dombois, D.; Bridges, K.W.; Carson, H.L.
(eds). 309-319. Stroudsburg, PA. Hutchinson Ross.
- Mueller-Dombois, D.; Bridges, K.W.; Carson, H.L. (eds).
(1981). "Island ecosystems: Biological organisation in selected Hawaiian
communities". Stroudsburg, PA. Hutchinson Ross.
- Ralph C.J.; Maxwell, R.D. (1984). Relative effects of human
and feral hog disturbance on a wet forest in Hawai‘i. Biological
- Stone, C.P.; Loope, L.L. (1987). Reducing negative effects of
introduced animals on native biotas in Hawai‘i: what is being done, what
needs doing, and the role of national parks. Environmental
- Stone C.P.; Anderson S.J. (1988). Introduced mammals in
Hawaii's natural areas. Proceedings of the 13th Vertebrate Pest
Conference, Monteray, California, 134-140. University of California: