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African Savanna Warthog

The most commonly occupied burrows are those dug by aardvarks. The warthog is a sparsely haired large headed blackish or brown animal standing about 76 centimetres 30 inches at the shoulder.

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There are two different species of warthog found in africa.

African savanna warthog. Warthogs live in africa s grassy savanna. The warthog s favorite habitats are grassland savanna and woodlands. It has a coarse mane extending from the neck to the middle of the back and it has a long thin tufted tail that it.

What is a warthog. Although warthogs reproduce at a high rate the populations seem to be in decline. Warthog phacochoerus aethiopicus member of the pig family suidae order artiodactyla found in open and lightly forested areas of africa.

The common warthog is a member of suidae or pig family and is related to pigs boars and hogs the warthog was previously thought to be a subspecies of p. The warthog is a tough sturdy animal. Species of warthog.

The common warthog phacochoerus africanus is a wild member of the pig family found in grassland savanna and woodland in sub saharan africa. The desert warthog phacochoerus aethiopicus occurs in northern kenya ethiopia and somalia. The warthog has poor vision though better than most other african wild pigs but its senses of smell and hearing are good.

In the past it was commonly treated as a subspecies of p. Habitat of the warthog. Its tail ends in a tuft of bristles.

They utilize the abandoned burrows of other animals as their dens. Phacochoerus is a genus in the family suidae commonly known as warthogs pronounced wart hog it is the sole genus of subfamily phacochoerinae they are pigs who live in open and semi open habitats even in quite arid regions in sub saharan africa the two species were formerly considered conspecific under the scientific name phacochoerus aethiopicus but today this is limited to the desert. Aethiopicus but today that scientific name is restricted to the desert warthog of northern kenya somalia and eastern ethiopia.

When alarmed the warthog grunts or snorts lowers its mane flattens its ears and bolts for underground cover. At first glance the warthog resembles the wild boar but with a comparatively flat and slightly over sized head further pronounced by their large tusks. Males weigh 9 to 23 kilograms 20 to 50 pounds more than females but both are distinguished by disproportionately large heads and warts thick protective pads that appear on both sides of the head.

Long bristles form a mane on the warthog s back and neck. The common warthog phacochoeru africanus is widely spread across sub saharan africa. However this is nowadays restricted to the desert warthog found in somalia eastern ethiopia and northern kenya.

The pigs use these dens as an escape from predators a place to sleep and a safe place for their young.

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