Phacochoerus africanus


The common warthog is a wild member of the pig family found in grassland, savanna, and woodland in sub-Saharan Africa. In the past, it was commonly treated as a subspecies of P. aethiopicus, but today that scientific name is restricted to the desert warthog of northern Kenya, Somalia, and eastern Ethiopia. 

Trophic level: Herbivorous 

Scientific name: Phacochoerus africanus

Gestation period: 152 – 183 days

Height: 64 – 85 cm (Adult, At Shoulder)

Mass: Male: 60 – 150 kg (Adult), Female: 45 – 75 kg (Adult)

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