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Warthog

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The Warthog is a pig, found throughout Africa. They are discernable from their protuding tusks.
  Warthog in a zoo
 
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Description

Latin Name: Phacochoerus africanus Conservation Status: Common
Distribution: Africa Average Length: 1.2 m
Average Weight: 210 lbs
 
There are actually two different species of Warthog. The Common Warthog (P. africanus) and the Desert Warthog (P. aethiopicus). Warthogs are a member of the pig family, and are identifiable in their family by the two tusks coming from their mouth. They use the tusks for protection from predators. They also have four wart-like protusions on the top of their head, which is also used for defense when male Warthogs are fighting.
 

         
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