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Warthogs are members of the pig family known for their knobby faces and formidable tusks. They live in sub-Saharan Africa in savannah habitats, traveling in groups that are called “sounders”.
Today there are two species of Warthog recognized, the Common Warthog and the Desert Warthog. Both species are plentiful and are currently listed as “Least Concern” by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. However, a subspecies of the Desert Warthog called the Cape Warthog went extinct in the late 1800s.
Scientific Name: Phacochoerus africanus
Characteristics: This tusky Warthog figure features all the traits characteristic of its species – the protruding tusks, the knobby face and cheeks, and a mane of fur on its back.
Size: This figure measures 4 inches long from nose to tail and 2 ¾ inches tall. It’s slightly larger than a credit card.
The Warthog is part of the Wild Safari® Wildlife collection.