Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus)
Least Concern (LC)
Grey with sparse, dark,bristle-like hair extending from between ears to base of tail; hair can be erected under stress. Snout typically pig-like. Teeth develop into long curved tusks. Thin tail is held erected when Warthogs run
||54.4 - 113 kg
||Height at shoulder, 76 cm
||7 - 18 years
Live in family groups called soundings; a sounders consists of females and their young. Males disperse after 2 years and become solitary. Males might compete aggressively for females during the mating season.
Males are mostly solitary; females lives in groups – Often the daughter will help the mother to raise the next set of piglets.
||breed only once a year
||breed under seasonal climatic conditions associated with rainfall. Females become fertile 4-5 months after the rainy season.
||170 - 175 days
|Number of offspring
Open country but also lightly wooded areas; savannah and some vegetated arid areas.
Short grasses and grass roots; when grazing usually kneel; browse occasionally and rarely feed on animal matter; at times will dig for roots and bulbs
lions, leopards, cheetah
Warthog at Naankuse sites