The Warthog from Schleich® WILD LIFE has strange looking warts and curved tusks that are up to 30 cm long.
It has wart-shaped growths under the eyes and above the nose.
They aren’t actually warts but rather particularly thick skin that protects the animal from serious injury during fights.
The tusks are used to defend against lions, hyenas, leopards and wild dogs.
To dig, however, warthogs do not use their tasks, instead using their snout and hoofs.
- Scientific name : Phacochoerus aethiopicus
- Global Home : Africa
- Conservation Status : Least concern
- Primary habitat : Savanna