Common Warthog

Phacochoerus africanus


Habitat: Savanna, open woodland, and grassland

Weight: Male: 60-100 kilos | Female: 45-70 kilos

Diet: Omnivore — Mostly grass, some fruit, bark, invertebrates, and carrion

Lifespan: 17 years

Gestation Period: 5.5 months

Threats: Climatic extremes • Disease (Rinderpest) • Habitat loss • Conflict with humans • Hunting • Poaching

A male warthog stands motionless for a short while.

A male warthog stands motionless for a short while.