Denmark's fence to keep out wild boars seems to be working

Officials say the number of wild boars in Denmark has fallen since a 70-kilometer (43.4-mile) fence was erected along the German border to protect the valuable Danish pork industry

COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- The number of wild boars in Denmark has fallen since a 70-kilometer (43.4-mile) fence was erected along the German border to protect the valuable Danish pork industry.

Since then, the number of wild pigs in Denmark has fallen from 35-40 to fewer than 25, even though some piglets have been born in recent months, officials said Monday.

Denmark is the only EU member country where pigs outnumber people, with 215 pigs to every 100 residents.

No cases of African swine fever have been reported in Denmark or in Germany, although they have been in some neighboring countries.