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Warthogs, a wild member of the pig family, are characterized by their four tusks and thick protective pads on the sides of their heads.
Though they may appear rough, these gentle creatures usually avoid fighting with predators by running or hiding in burrows. Warthogs are fast runners and can reach speeds of up to 48 km/hr (30 mph) to escape the clutches of their pursuers.
Common warthogs can be found in much of Sub-Saharan Africa’s savannas, grasslands, and semideserts. They find a home in abandoned burrows to cope with extreme temperatures. These herbivores feed on grass, roots, berries, tree barks, and occasionally the remains of dead animals. With a heightened smell, Warthogs are known to walk on their knees while grazing to make finding food underground easier.
These creatures are highly vocal and make various sounds for greetings, warnings, and threat displays. The populations of warthogs are stable due to their adaptability to new habitats and ability to go without water for months.