The warthog’s name is very appropriate. It’s a member of the pig family and it has warts. These warts are actually fleshy bumps near the eye and further down the muzzle. Males have larger warts and they help cushion the blows from tusks during fights with rival males.
- Conservation StatusLeast Concern
- Life span10-18 years
Body size130-265 lbs.
30 in. at shoulder
- Native habitat Savanna of sub-Saharan Africa
- DietGrasses, fruits, small mammals