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.

 

 

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

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