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Phacochoerus africanus


What we have here is a warthog that just found his favourite mudhole! It is just one little problem, there is some one staring at him from a stupid car! But that mud-puddle was just too irresistible, so he took a quick dip and ran off...


Mix of forrest and meadowland. They are wide spread in Kruger national park and inhabitants of different types of biomes, as long as there are things to eat... (grass, roots, berries and other fruits, bark, fungi, insects, eggs and carrion) wikipedia


The common name comes from the four large, wart-like protrusions found on the head of the warthog, which serve as a fat reserve and are used for defense when males fight.

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46 Comments (1–25)

Tiz 10 years ago

Thank you dear Adarsha! :))

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 10 years ago

Congratulations Tina! Every time you introduce very wonderful species of nature :) Love them all :)

Tiz 10 years ago

Muito Obrigada António and thank you Joshua for your very nice commens! Warms my heart :)

Amazing spotting Tiz,a real "wild one" :-) congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing such a awesome spotting page

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 10 years ago

Awesome spotting Tiz I love it! :) Conrats!

Tiz 10 years ago

Tusen tack Magnus :) And a big thanks to you as well Sintija :D

Magnus Åberg
Magnus Åberg 10 years ago


Sintija Valucka
Sintija Valucka 10 years ago

Congratulations! :))
Great pictures!! :))

Tiz 10 years ago

Thank you so very much for commenting on this "piggy private moment" to Leuba, DanielePralong, Sra Sckel :), PurpleScarf, Lasse! Thank you for the greetings, the autumn is so beautiful and fresh!!!, and last but not least Namitha!

I know that we are all in different time zones, but I still want to wish you all a great day!!!

namitha 10 years ago

Cool spotting. Congratulations Tina on SOTD!

LasseOksanen 10 years ago

Awesome!!! Autumn greetings from the north!

Saumya Wanniarachchi
Saumya Wanniarachchi 10 years ago

Awwwwwwwwwwwww so cute :) !!!!!!!! Congrats Tiz ! :) :)

Sckel 10 years ago

congrats tjinuska, love your spottings of África.

DanielePralong 10 years ago

Congrats Tiz! Great series!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 10 years ago

They are great pics - Congratulations !

Tiz 10 years ago

You are all the most motivating people I have ever came a cross, I had no idea that this types of communities was possible to find on the Internet! What we do together is a great thing, bot for ourselves and for each other in this world of big and small wonders! Thanks a bunch for your very nice comments SatyenM, Jerrie Miller, bherath20 and Mr Fungi Mark Ridgway :)

Wild Things
Wild Things 10 years ago

Congrats on the SOTD!

Jerrie Miller
Jerrie Miller 10 years ago

What a handsome specimen. Thanks for sharing.

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 10 years ago

congrats on the SOTD Tiz.....
its a wonderful series.........

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

Congratulations Tina. Fabulous set of pics. What a beast !! Love it.

Tiz 10 years ago

Tack för det Stian! And yes Irina, exactly my thought lol! Was the cat stepping on the keyboard? ;)

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 10 years ago

Congrats on SOTD Tiz! Great pictures ;)

Tiz 10 years ago

This was unexpected :) The stubborn mud lover just got a star in the pig hall of fame! I am Honored to be a small part of it! Thank you to my bro Faredin, Jemma, CindyBinghamKeiser, mother nature LaurenZarate (It must be a Hog thing), Mr Reza Hashemizadeh, Maria dB, Jolly Ibanez, Sr LuisStevens, RiekoS, JillBlack, Leana Lahom-Cristobal, MaryHebbard and Surekha... I really enjoy reading your comment and wish you all a great day!
for all lovely

surekha 10 years ago

Congratulations, Tiz!

MaryHebbard 10 years ago

Great photos tiz

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Nkomazi Local Municipality, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Spotted on Sep 14, 2013
Submitted on Sep 16, 2013

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