Re: Warthog - Animal of the Month: June 2013

Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:09 am

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Re: Warthog - Animal of the Month: June 2013

Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:46 am

Behaviour

Warthogs are day animals and spend most of their time looking for food.
They are normally found in family groups.
Warthogs have the peculiar habit of kneeling on the front knees while feeding and foraging in a localised area.
They shelter in burrows at night, which they enter tail first. -O

Socially, three main groups are encountered, namely solitary boars, bachelor groups and matriarchal groups.

Matriarchal groups consist of adult sows with their young and yearlings.
Boars play no part in rearing piglets and seldom associate with sows outside the mating process.
Promiscuous, both sexes will mate with more than one partner.
Warthogs can frequently be found at waterholes where they dig in the marsh and wallow in the mud with obvious enthusiasm.

Re: Warthog - Animal of the Month: June 2013

Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:04 pm

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Some more info (there could be duplicated pointers)

Warthogs are the only pigs able to live in areas without water for several months of the year
The scientific names of warthogs are Phacochoerus aethiopicus and Phacochoerus africanus.
Warthogs avoid fights by running away or dodging into a burrow.
Lions and leopards are warthog's most likely predators
Warthogs live about 15 years

The Warthog's Swahili name is Ngiri
Male warthogs normally live by themselves, only joining the groups to mate
Warthog travel in small groups called sounders.
Warthogs are found in moist and arid savannas.

Warthogs have manes like a horse.
Warthogs avoid rainforest, deserts and high mountains.
Warthogs live in family groups of a female and her young.
Female warthogs only have 4 teats and each piglet suckles from its "own" teat—no sharing allowed.

Warthogs are generally peaceful, but sometimes a male may attack another male during mating season.
When warthogs run, their tails stick up. Baby warthog run in a line behind mom.
Warthogs are found in most of Africa south of the Sahara and in East Africa.
Warthogs weigh around 200 pounds
Warthogs can reach speeds of 48 kilometers an hour


Read more: http://weirdfacts.com/Animal-Facts/wart ... z2X8NNDMFt

Re: Warthog - Animal of the Month: June 2013

Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:17 pm

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Re: Warthog - Animal of the Month: June 2013

Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:35 pm

Cute!! -O

Tx for the info Amoli. \O

Re: Warthog - Animal of the Month: June 2013

Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:29 pm

wow nice to have a picture of its behaviour \O
and a nice one ^Q^

and thank you Amoli \O

Re: Warthog - Animal of the Month: June 2013

Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:27 pm

^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^ Rare sighting O:V

Re: Warthog - Animal of the Month: June 2013

Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:49 pm

One of my favourites -O -O

Re: Warthog - Animal of the Month: June 2013

Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:10 pm

Thank you Harrys for doing the Warthog thread for us. ^Q^ ^Q^

We surely learnt some interesting facts. ;-)

Trust your FIL will love the thread also. \O

Thank you everyone for bringing your Pumbaa's along for the show \O

Re: Warthog - Animal of the Month: June 2013

Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:37 am

We have seen this mother and her 2 youngsters in december (notice that her tail are gone)

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