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Visayan Warty Pig

Visayan Warty Pig Sus cebifrons

These critically endangered pigs were once found on six islands in the Philippines but remain on only two or three today.

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ORIGIN:
Central Philippines

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HABITAT:
Forests and dense grasslands

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
45-90 lbs
Height: 1-2 ft

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DIET:
Worms, fruits and tubers

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PREDATORS:
Snakes

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Sharp, tusk-like teeth

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REPRODUCTION:
118-day gestation

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THREATS:
Habitat loss, human hunting and hybridization with domestic pigs

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
10-15 yrs in wild

The “warts” on the face of these male pigs helps them do what?
Breed
Look stylish
Eat quicker
Protect their face when fighting

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