- Their cross-breeding with Captain Cookers and domestic breeds meant their demise was imminent.
- Most Captain Cookers roam in small groups or by themselves throughout the native bush of New Zealand.
- There's a breed of wild pig in the South Island called Captain Cooker after the man who sailed there on his seaploughpigthing.
Late 19th century: named after Captain J. Cook (see Cook, Captain James), who brought domesticated pigs (from which the wild boar is supposedly descended) to New Zealand.
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