A tough and sturdy animal, the warthog is unmistakable with its four large wart-like protrusions found on its oversize head. Long bristles form a mane from the top of its head down the spine to the middle of the back. As seen on the first and third shot the warthog carries its tail upright while running. Spotted here in the Masai Mara.
Open woodland savanna. Found in most of Africa south of the Sahara and widely distributed in East Africa.
This member of the pig family can survive without water for several months of the year. Lions, hyaenas, cheetahs, leopards and crocodiles are the main predator of the adult. The young may be taken by eagles and jackals.