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Warthog - As cute as can be A mother Warthog poses proudly with her piglet.  <br />
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A sow Warthog only has 4 nipples (teets), and thus can only effectively raise 4 piglets at once.  It is not rare to see a female with more than 4 piglets ... but it is realistic to assume that not all will survive.<br />
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I guess this is the cutest shot one will get of a Warthog ... they are not the prettiest things alive.  Also, as a defensive mechanism, they will enter a burrow with their hind quarters first (facing towards the opening of the hole with their faces and tusks).   Desert warthog,Geotagged,Namibia,Phacochoerus aethiopicus,Phacochoerus africanus,Summer,Warthog,adorable,animal,baby animal,black,color,cute,grey,mammal,piglet,snout,tusks,vulnerable,wild Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Warthog - As cute as can be

A mother Warthog poses proudly with her piglet.

A sow Warthog only has 4 nipples (teets), and thus can only effectively raise 4 piglets at once. It is not rare to see a female with more than 4 piglets ... but it is realistic to assume that not all will survive.

I guess this is the cutest shot one will get of a Warthog ... they are not the prettiest things alive. Also, as a defensive mechanism, they will enter a burrow with their hind quarters first (facing towards the opening of the hole with their faces and tusks).

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  1. Oh, I didn't see the little piglet at first until I began reading your narrative - what an extra special treat! They may not be pretty, but surely some of nature's most characterful creatures. Beautifully captured! Posted one year ago

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The warthog or common warthog is a wild member of the pig family found in grassland, savanna, and woodland in sub-Saharan Africa. In the past, it was commonly treated as a subspecies of ''P. aethiopicus'', but today that scientific name is restricted to the desert warthog of northern Kenya, Somalia, and eastern Ethiopia.

Similar species: Even-toed Ungulates
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Uploaded Apr 11, 2015. Captured Jan 12, 2015 14:09 in Unnamed Road, Namibia.
  • Canon EOS REBEL T2i
  • f/10.0
  • 1/197s
  • ISO100
  • 229mm