A Mekre was a kind of giant wild pig that dwelled in the Black Mountains. They were served at great feasts. Because they were difficult to hunt and had great ferocity, they were only hunted by the bravest dwarves. Mekre were described as being even larger than a Shai'tul, which were giant wolves of the Black Mountains. This means that Mekre were even larger than fully grown horses. Although they were very large, Mekre were fast and agile, able to scale mountains with ease.
Mekre were large, bigger than typical horses. Their bristly coats were russet-brown to black or gray in color, piglets having brown stripes for camouflage. Their eyes were yellow, brown or black in color. They were able to move deceptively fast for such large beasts and were prized game. They were only served to the most respected of guests and they were cooked with honey and mint.