Warthog

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The common warthog or warthog (Phacochoerus africanus) is a wild member of the pig family found in grassland, savannah, and woodland in sub-Saharan Africa. The 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 defence when males fight. The generic name is a compound of 'phaco-' and 'choerus' meaning 'wart' and 'hog'. Afrikaans-speaking people call the animal vlakvark, meaning "pig of the plains".

WEIGHT MALE: 100 KG

WEIGHT FEMALE: 70 KG

SHOULDER HEIGHT MALE: 70 CM

SHOULDER HEIGHT FEMALE: 60 CM

MATING SEASON: APRIL/ MAY

Weights & shoulder heights are averages