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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.