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Warthog Facts

 

Warthogs are the only pigs able to live in areas without water for several months of the year

The scientific names of warthogs are Phacochoerus aethiopicus and Phacochoerus africanus.

Warthogs avoid fights by running away or dodging into a burrow.

Lions and leopards are warthog's most likely predators

Warthogs live about 15 years

The Warthog's Swahili name is Ngiri

Male warthogs normally live by themselves, only joining the groups to mate

Warthogs are found in moist and arid savannas.

Warthogs avoid rainforest, deserts and high mountains.

Warthogs live in family groups of a female and her young.

Warthogs are generally peaceful, but sometimes a male may attack another male during mating season.

Warthogs are found in most of Africa south of the Sahara and in East Africa.

Warthogs weigh around 200 pounds

Warthogs can reach speeds of 48 kilometers an hour.


 

 

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