I asked a similar question on Lizalfos, and now it's time for Bokoblins. Bokoblins in Breath of the Wild seem to combine apes or hominids with pigs, which is more than a little odd as I've seen boars in the game as well as Bokoblins hunting boars.
My question is, Could Bokoblins Conceivably Exist? I suppose they could have evolved from pigs, but as ordinary (wild) pigs still exist, and Bokoblins are among those who hunt said pigs, this seems unlikely. There are also no apes in the Legend of Zelda, so it's hard to see how Bokoblins could have naturally developed.
My question, restated, is therefore How can a race of somewhat pig-like hominids exist when there are still pigs and no apes in their environment?
Some more on Bokoblins:
They are piglike: Bokoblins have a round, almost disc-like head with the ears and nose of a pig, as well as beady red eyes. They are also omnivorous, eating meat, fish, fruit, and perhaps even veggies.
They are intelligent: Bokoblins wield weapons such as broadswords, and they seem to live in camps. These camps include watchtowers, each topped with a bow-wielding Bokoblin sentry, and these same camps hold armed Bokoblins, food, crates of items, and cooking fires. Bokoblins can also be observed riding horses.
Humanoid appearance: Going off of 2, aside from their pig-like heads and colored skin, Bokoblins look an awful lot like people. They're sort of hunched, short, and seem to possess claws, but the resemblance is there.
They come in different colors: namely, red, blue, and black. Reds are by far the dullest, while blues are smarter, realizing Remote Bombs are dangerous and acting accordingly. Black Bokoblins are at least as smart as Blue Bokoblins, and they are tougher than Blues to boot.