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Phacochoerus aethiopicus


Size: Stands 30 inches at the shoulder Weight: 120 to 250 pounds.


Habitat: Found in moist and arid savannas avoiding deserts and high mountains.


Diet: Grazer; Mainly a grazer the warthog has an interesting practice of kneeling on its calloused, hairy, padded knees to eat short grass. Using its snout and tusks, it also digs for bulbs, tubers and roots during the dry season. Lifespan: 15 years. Predators: Lions and leopards.

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Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 9 years ago

Love so much about wildlife in Africa... Thank you for sharing.

Neilen Joyce
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Neilen Joyce

South Africa

Spotted on Jan 26, 2013
Submitted on Mar 4, 2013

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