Warthogs!



By Holly
Checked by Jessica

Warthogs are found in pretty much any part of Africa.

Warthogs are found in wet and arid savannas and try to avoid rainforests, deserts and high mountains.

The warthog has adjusted to a strange way of kneeling on its hairy, padded knees to eat short grass and with its snout and its tusk it also digs for bulbs, tubers and roots during the dry season; they might even eat earthworms and other small invertebrates during the wet season.

Warthogs are quite strong, strong enough to defeat hyenas or cheetahs; however they are not strong enough to defeat a lion.

The warthog doesn’t have very good eye sight, but its senses of smell and hearing and very good.
When the warthog is alarmed it grunts or snorts and lowers its mane, it also flattens its ears and bolts for underground cover.
Males are a little bit bigger than females, males weigh between 150-220 pounds and females weigh between 99- 156 pounds.

Warthogs live in groups with their family, the female and her young live together but males normally live by themselves, they only join groups to mate.warthog1.jpgwarthog2.jpg










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