September 23, 2022

The common warthog goes by the scientific name Phacochoerus Africanus. It is native to the sub-Saharan African Savanna, grasslands, and woodland areas. The species has adapted to grazing the savanna habitat and prefers an Omnivorous diet. Their diet ranges from berries, fungi, eggs, and insects.

The common warthog is native to the African continent. Specifically the grassland and the Savanna. It has scarce hair on its back and a pair of tusks that never stop growing.

Fun Facts

  • The average warthog will enjoy a lifespan of 11 to 18 years.
  • Lions, leopards, cheetahs, and crocodiles are some of the animals that prey on warthogs.
  • Each warthog spots a pair of tusks that never stop growing.
  • Males will fight each other for females; they may also use their tusks to defend themselves.
  • Warthogs and banded mongooses have a symbiotic relationship.
  • They use their tusks to fight competing males and any other threats.
  • The average female warthog, a sow, will gestate for about five to six months
  • Females make a separate hole to give birth to their young after 6 months of gestation.
  • Female warthogs remain in sounders (warthog groups) with other females.


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