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Wild boar return to Kent and Sussex

About twice as many wild boar are living in forests in the South East of England than previously thought, wildlife experts have said.

Official figures suggested there were around 400 of the animals in Kent and Sussex, but it is now thought the actual figure is closer to 1,000.

Linda Rawlings encountered four young boar while walking her dog in woods in Pembury, near Tunbridge Wells, on Tuesday.

Peter Smith, from the Wildwood Trust, said the creatures were slowly returning to where they would have lived naturally.

  • 22 Feb 2013