A stock photo of a wild razorback boar

Several wild razorback boars have been featured in Lost and The Lost Experience. Wild boars can reach up to 440 lb (200 kg) and can be up to 6 feet (1.8 m) long. If surprised or cornered, they may become aggressive and can cause injury with their tusks. However, this is quite rare and usually only occurs if a sow feels the need to defend her piglets.

On the Island

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Sawyer hosts a feast, after Desmond caught a boar.

Native to the Island

The boars on Lost may or may not be native to the Island. Although razorback boar are not native to islands in the South Pacific, crews of ships would often transport domestic pigs to newly discovered islands as a preemptive source of food should the island be colonized later. Pigs, however, go feral very easily, growing thick fur and deadly-sharp tusks.The time between discovery and colonization could be many years, giving four boars (two male and two females) the opportunity to have multiple litters before colonists arrived. Wild chickens were also transported in the same way. Two types of wild boar exist, feral hogs and Eurasian wild boar. Eurasian boar are truly wild, not domestic animals gone feral, and have thicker coats, longer tusks, and a nastier temper. The boars on the Island resemble the halfway mark between the two, often found where feral hogs mix with truly wild boars brought for recreational hunting purposes.

The Lost Experience

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Still from 1980 Psychology Test Orientation video showing a wild boar (middle right). Notice its resemblance to the boar seen in the stock photo above

A boar appeared in two clues from The Lost Experience:

Production notes

A boar prop at the Hawaii Film Studio.Photo by Richard Walker accompanying a Honolulu Star-Bulletin article