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).
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.
The common name comes from the four large, wart-like protrusions found on the head of the warthog, which serve as a fat reserve and are used for defense when males fight... more