(Phacochoerus aethiopicus)

Warthogs – gregarious, diurnal living in abandoned aardvark holes during the night, which they enter backwards as an escape and protective measure. They are fond of wallowing and rubbing mud-covered bodies on stumps, rocks and trunks of trees. Warthog have a habit of rooting for grass rhizomes which is usually, in many instances, the start of a wallow.

Lightmatter Warthog


Warthogs have poor sight with good sense of smell and hearing. When approached they will often advance towards you, only running off when certain what you are. Fall prey to lion, leopard, wild dog and the familiar cheetah. They eat fruit as well although they favour short grass. They feed on their knees and require water daily.

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