Common Warthog

Common Warthog

Common warthogs are a species of wild pig with many similarities to the domesticated pig raised by humans. They are voracious foragers, using their very powerful neck muscles to drive their snouts into soils to uncover anything edible. The soil in an area of ground that has been foraged by a warthog or other species of pig is obviously overturned, and it is unlikely that anything edible remains. Warthogs’ excellent sense of smell helps direct their foraging efforts to places most likely to have tubers, roots, or small animals directly under the surface of the soil.

Phacochoerus africanus

Omnivore

Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa [VIEW MAP]

Grasslands, Woodlands

Be on the lookout for Shirley and Eleanor in their new habitat in the all-new African Savanna. The animals of the African Savanna are still acclimating to their new environments, so if you don’t see the warthogs right away, check back soon!

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