Monday, May 23, 2011


Weird name it has and weird looks too. I am guessing a Warthog is what you get when you cross a hog with a toad and mix in a little rhino just for fun. A Warthog is also called as Phacochoerus Africanus (African Lens Pig).

Warthogs are considered to be non-endangered and are commonly found roaming Africa’s savanna grasslands for young green shoots and tubers. Their “warts” are actually bony protrusions on their skulls, more prominent in males where they are used to fight with rivals. Warthogs also have several pairs of tusks – actually overgrown canine teeth that curve wickedly like sabers. Impressive, yes. Attractive, no.

Warthogs range in size from 0.91 to 1.5 m (3.0 to 4.9 ft) in length and 50 to 75 kg (110 to 170 lb) in weight. A warthog is identifiable by the two pairs of tusks protruding from the mouth and curving upwards.

Ugly Animal - Warthog

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