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Potamochoerus larvatus Bushpig Tusk Canine Tooth Mammalia Artiodactyla Suidae

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Origin : Madagascar

Bushpig Tusk Canine Tooth Potamochoerus larvatus cm 6.5-9 Mammalia Artiodactyla Suidae.
Family: Suidae.

The Bushpig is a Suidae spread from Somalia to the province of Natal in South Africa. Also lives in Madagascar, Comoros and Mayotte, where it was probably introduced by man.
Measures up to 85 cm at the shoulder and can weigh up to 85 kg. It comes with a thick and long hair of a color ranging from reddish to dark brown. In both sexes there is a lighter coat of fur on his back, which swells when the animal is agitated. The tusks are smaller than those of the warthog: males are generally larger and stronger than females.
It differs from warthogs and domestic pigs because he runs with his tail down, it also has a very muscular snout and smaller eyes.
A similar species is the Potamochoerus porcus that occupies the central and western Africa, while P. larvatus occupies the eastern and southern Africa. It is a social animal that lives in groups of 12 or more individuals. They are omnivorous eating roots, fruits, insects, small animals and puppies and other animals. While they feed they grunt feebly, and when they are alarmed they emit a kind of roar.

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