Amazing photos show a family of wild boars organizing a cage breakout of 2...

  • A wild boar can be seen freeing two piglets from a trap in images captured by researchers.
  • The female boar can be seen strategically targeting wooden logs that blocked the doors of the trap.
  • Scientists say it’s the first recorded instance of rescue behavior in wild boars.

A wild boar carried out a daring mission to free two piglets from a trap, demonstrating high levels of intelligence and empathy, a new paper published in Scientific Reports shows.

Scientists believe this is the first documented case of wild boar demonstrating rescue behavior, which some consider a “complex form of empathy.”


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