Warthogs in Katavi

20 December 2009

By Maripet Koipal - Guide, Chada Katavai

Warthogs are one of the most spectacular animals, and very interesting because of the very large tusks they use for fighting with other animals. Warthogs use their tail in display when threatened and they raise it up by indication to follow the sign.

Warthogs weigh about 60kg - 100kg but in most cases the males are larger than the females. Their gestation period is 5 months, and they produce 1 - 8 litters. Their man food is roots, fruits and grass and they always kneel down when feeding.

They can be found in matriarchal groups of 4 - 10, they are non-territorial and like to inhabit open grasslands and woodlands.

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