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Babirusa

North Sulawesi Babirusa Babyrousa babyrussa

Babirusas mark their territory by “ploughing,” or putting their snouts deep in loose soil, kneeling and sliding forward while salivating.

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ORIGIN:
Indonesia

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HABITAT:
Moist forests and shores of rivers and lakes

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
94-220 lbs
Height: 2-3 ft

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DIET:
Leaves, grasses, fallen fruit and fungi

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PREDATORS:
Humans and wild dogs

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Daggerlike lower tusks

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REPRODUCTION:
1–2 piglets per pregnancy

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THREATS:
Excessive hunting and habitat loss

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Up to 24 yrs in human care

Tusks are most prominent in which sex of babirusa?
Male
Neither male nor female
Female
Both male and female

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