This wild pig is known as a Captain Cooker, after pigs introduced to New Zealand by James Cook. It is possible that wild pigs in the South Island originate from those released by Cook. However, pigs in the North Island can probably be traced to large numbers of breeding pigs gifted by Lieutenant-Governor Philip King of Norfolk Island to northern chiefs.
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