It is found in Southeast Asia, Sumatra, Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia, and many small islands, of which the greatest numbers are concentrated in Borneo. The bearded pig has also been found in Tawi-Tawi province at the tip of the Sulu Archipelago in the Philippines, however, there are currently no recorded sightings in this area.

They are 70-90cm tall, 122-152cm long, and weigh from 41-150kg.

It is well adapted to life in tropical rainforests, however, it also inhabits beaches, mangroves, and montane cloud forests.

Bornean bearded pigs are very social and live in groups that consist of mothers and their young. These groups often join up and form big herds of up to several hundred individuals. Adult males are usually solitary and come to groups only during the breeding season.

Although for most of the year, bearded pigs live in one location in a stable family group, once a year, hundreds of them come together to partake in a large migration, sometimes swimming between islands. During migration, bearded pigs shift to nighttime activity to travel at night and take shelter in the woods during the day. They are considered to be the only pig species to migrate like this.

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