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Warthog at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. Click to see more.

Warthog

Phacochoerus aethiopicus

Family

Suidae, the pig family.

Conservation Status

Least Concern, IUCN.

Distribution

Sub-Saharan Africa, widely distributed in east Africa.

Habitat

Savannas, open woodlands and plains

Factoid

Because of moving and feeding on their knees, warthogs develop thick calluses on their wrists.
Due to heavy storm erosion, The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens hiking trails will be closed until further notice.