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That is a useful picture Jazil. That is a female warthog as males have two pairs of 'warts' on the sides of the head compared to a female's one pair, which is relatively small (as in picture).


This is a picture of the same warthog, you can see that she is pregnant. Her nipples are long and extended.
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Thank you for the info re the "two pairs of warts" for the males.

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Warthog babies would eat their mother's droppings so that they can take in the very important rumen bacteria.

Is this bacteria to help them digest their food?


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Alo amigos

Eu estou feliz por ter tido temp escrever vos de novo no forum. E estou feliz porque o Jumbo tem muito tempo de traduzir.

Na vizita que fezemos em Setembro em Kruger eu e Jumbo vimos o javalim na bela da Estrada a alimentar-se de merda do elefante,
Isto era antes de chuver e o arbusto estava muito seco.

eu queria saber se e de costume alimento ou porque arbusto estava seco e nao tinha nada para comer. Ou porque precisava de algumas baterias?


Hallo friends

I am happy to have time to write something new on the forum. I am also happy Jumbo now has time to translate for me.

On my last visit to Kruger in September, Jumbo and me saw a warthog at the edge of the road that was eating elephant dung. This was before the rain and the bush was very dry.

I want to know if this is normal food for them or did he eat it because the bush was dry and he had nothing else to eat? Or is it because he needed some bacteria?

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Or is it that he is after the nuts in the dung? Ellies hardly digest their food, so most comes out unchanged, especially the nuts.

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Never knew that.
I often wondered how such a big creature could get nutrition from such seemingly dry substance.
I missed the family groups of warthog on my last visit, so I can only think that it should also be warthog birthing time.

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I missed the family groups of warthog on my last visit, so I can only think that it should also be warthog birthing time.


We saw lots of warthog families with young ones quite small in December last year. First time I've ever seen a baby warthog - even cuter than their parents. 8)


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SAHGCA-UCT wrote:
That is a useful picture Jazil. That is a female warthog as males have two pairs of 'warts' on the sides of the head compared to a female's one pair, which is relatively small (as in picture).

Interesting information about the difference in the number of "warts" between the different sexes.
Below then photos of males. The lone one must be an old one when you look at the size of the "warts" compared to those of the 2 on the other photo. Any body knows if the size of the "warts" are indicative of age?
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In the book “A complete guide to the Snakes of Southern Africaâ€Â


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[quote="Jumbo"]In the book “A complete guide to the Snakes of Southern Africaâ€Â


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Plenty of warthog in the Park currently! Especially around Skukuza. Babies galore.

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Afew from the south of Kruger.

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There was a very interesting leter in Africa Geographic regarding a warthog killing and eating a new born oribi calf just moments after the animal was born ( the warthog had been foraging near the oribi cow prior to the birth )!


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Wharthogs in ADDO June 2006
Note the "tears" from the eyes as pointed out by another forumite.
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I love them: they are the only animals that pray before they eat.
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On H1-1 Near Skukuza:
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On the H1-2 south of Tshokwane


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