Common Warthog

Phacochoerus africanus

Warthog, Phacochoerus africanus, photo © by Michael Plagens

Photographed at Amboseli National Park in Kenya. March 2011.

This robust pig inhabits open country such as grasslands and savannas. The long sharp tusks are a strong defense against many predators but are also the tools used to unearth roots, rhizomes and bulbs that form the bulk of their diet.

Suidae -- Pig Family

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Kenya Natural History

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Updated 25 May 2022