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Chacoan Peccary

Catagonus wagneri

Family

Tayassuidae, peccary family

Conservation Status

Endangered, IUCN

Distribution

Bolivia, Argentina, and Paraguay.

Habitat

Semi-arid thorn forest areas of low rainfall and high temperature

Factoid

Until recently, this species was known to science only through fossil remains. The first modern-day sightings of live Chacoan peccaries in Paraguay were reported in 1972.

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