Warthog (Phacochoerus aethiopicus)

Details

Details of Warthog (Phacochoerus aethiopicus)

Naked swine Slimmer than other hogs, with level back and comparatively long limbs. A large head with flat face; prominent tusks, and "warts" (thickened skin and gristle) below eyes, and a mane of long hair. Gray skin, dark mane and tail tuft; white cheek whiskers, shaped like tusks.

Harderian glands in eye sockets leave dark stains on male's face. Common in virtually every park with savanna habitat. The warthog is a true savanna dweller that avoids dense cover and forest but depends on burrows to escape predators and temperature extremes, especially in infancy.

Although warthogs dig quite well, using snout as shovel, most holes they use have been excavated by aardvarks.

 

 

Addons

Short Overview

Height: M 70 cm; F 60 cm


Weight. M 100kg; F 60 kg


Active: Diurnal


Habitat: Open woodland and water


Food: Roots, rhizomes, fruit, grass

Let us plan your dream
African trip!

Below are few good to know insider money tips for travel to Tanzania that can turn out useful knowing them prior to arrival to the country.
Tanzania is Africa's foremost safari destination, and there are so many reasons for this. Here are the ten most appealing reasons to visit Tanzania in 2020.
Where Can I Have the Best Safari in Kenya? When it comes to planning the best safari in Kenya, logistics makes things a little bit confusing. Unlike Tanzania, where the entire Northern Circuit can be packed into a five-day itinerary, Kenya's diverse landscapes mean that you'll often be forced to...
What are the differences between Tanzanian and Kenyan safaris? We highlight the five biggest differences between the two safari destinations.
Tanzania's safari capital is far more than just a place to overnight before your safari. The home city of Shadows of Africa is a diverse city of cuisines and cultures just begging to be explored.