Wild Boar Head & National Parliament House 20 Kina Papua New Guinea Authentic Banknote Money for Jewelry and Collage (Capitalist Pig)
Wild Boar's Head & National Parliament House 20 Kina Papua New Guinea Authentic Banknote Money for Jewelry and Collage (Pig)
Commemorative issue: Bank of Papua New Guinea 35th Anniversary
Reverse: Head of a wild boar; Toea arm band from Central Province, a Cowrie shell necklace from Madang area and shell ornament peculiar to the Western Province.
Lettering: Bank of Papua New Guinea
Obverse: National Crest which is a stylised Bird of Paradise sitting on a Kundu (drum) and a spear, Symbolizing National Unity; National Parliament House Building
Lettering: Bank of Papua New Guinea
Legal Tender Throughout Papua New Guinea
Bank of Papua New Guinea Logo and acronym 'BPNG'
Issuer Papua New Guinea
Queen Elizabeth II (1975-date)
Type Commemorative note
Value 20 Kina (20 PGK)
Currency Kina (1975-date)
Size 150 × 75 mm
Demonetized 31 December 2014
Number N# 203151
References P# 36
...The wild boar (Sus scrofa) was introduced to New Guinea at least 6,000 years ago, though may have been introduced 12,000 years ago. It is abundant throughout the island, and more common in areas where humans grow sweet potato as their primary food source. The wild boar is a large forager, and disturbs the forest floor whilst looking for food. This disturbance may have an effect on the native flora and fauna.
The wild boar (Sus scrofa), also known as the wild swine, common wild pig, Eurasian wild pig, or simply wild pig, is a suid native to much of Eurasia and North Africa, and has been introduced to the Americas and Oceania. The species is now one of the widest-ranging mammals in the world, as well as the most widespread suiform. It has been assessed as least concern on the IUCN Red List due to its wide range, high numbers, and adaptability to a diversity of habitats. It has become an invasive species in part of its introduced range. Wild boars probably originated in Southeast Asia during the Early Pleistocene and outcompeted other suid species as they spread throughout the Old World.
As of 1990, up to 16 subspecies are recognized, which are divided into four regional groupings based on skull height and lacrimal bone length. The species lives in matriarchal societies consisting of interrelated females and their young (both male and female). Fully grown males are usually solitary outside the breeding season. The grey wolf is the wild boar's main predator in most of its natural range except in the Far East and the Lesser Sunda Islands, where it is replaced by the tiger and Komodo dragon respectively. The wild boar has a long history of association with humans, having been the ancestor of most domestic pig breeds and a big-game animal for millennia. Boars have also re-hybridized in recent decades with feral pigs; these boar–pig hybrids have become a serious pest wild animal in the Americas and Australia.
The National Parliament House, Port Moresby or the National Parliament Building in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, is home to the unicameral legislature called, the “National Parliament of Papua New Guinea”.
Created in 1964, it was the building for the Papua and New Guinea House of Assembly between 1964 and 1975. The National Parliament Building was officially opened by Prince Charles on 8 August 1984.
The Raggiana bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea raggiana), also known as Count Raggi's bird-of-paradise, is a large bird in the bird-of-paradise family Paradisaeidae.
It is distributed widely in southern and northeastern New Guinea, where its name is kumul. It is also known as cenderawasih. As requested by Count Luigi Maria D'Albertis, the epithet raggiana commemorates the Marquis Francesco Raggi of Genoa.
The Raggiana bird-of-paradise is the national bird of Papua New Guinea. In 1971 this species, as Gerrus paradisaea, was made the national emblem and was included on the national flag. "The Kumuls" ("birds-of-paradise" in Tok Pisin) is also the nickname of the country's national rugby league team.