The Indian Wild Boar is omnivorous and feeds on roots, grubs, tubers and carrion. Wild Boar are also known to kill whenever possible and are very quick in devouring such kills. There have been rare instances of Wild Boar killing monkeys and two Wild Boars tearing a jackal apart. They are fierce and powerful animals and present a formidable challenge even to predators like the Tiger (Panthera tigris) and Leopard (Panthera pardus). They are notorious crop raiders and can penetrate through the most well-made fence at night.
Wild boars have a keen sense of smell, but their eyesight and hearing are not that acute. They produce an assortment of sounds, with the most commonly heard one being a grunt emitted when the animal is surprised and while making a quick get away.