Warthogs are members of the same family as domestic
pigs, they are easily identified by their curving
Other Names: Swine, Pig, Hog,
Warthog in Foreign Languages:
Chinese: Mandarin: yˇuzhu
Dutch: knobbelzwijn / wrattenzwijn
Navajo: bisˇodi bizees di┤i'ii
Wolof: mbaam-Óll mi
Size: Warthogs are 3.0 to 4.9 feet in length,
they weigh from 110 to 170 lbs. Warthogs stand 30 inches
at their shoulder. Male warthogs weigh 20 to 50 lbs
more than their female counterparts.
Habitat: Warthogs inhabit moist and arid savannas.
Description: Warthogs are large, sturdy animals.
Warthogs are large hogs, they have flat heads covered
with protective bumps. Warthogs are mostly bald, bu
have some sparse hair and a thicker mane on their backs.
Behavior: When water is available warthogs will
"wallow" like other types of pigs.
Senses: Warthogs have poor vision, but they
have a good sense of smell and hearing.
Diet: Warthogs are herbivores. Warthogs eat
grasses, roots, berries, bark, and occasionally carrion.
Communication: Warthogs produce a variety
of vocal sounds from loud grunts to squeaks and
chirrups to communicate.
Did You Know?
Warthogs are adaptable and are able
to go long periods without water, as
much as several months in the dry season.
Gestation: Warthogs carry their young for 170-175
Birth: Warthogs give birth to litters of 1 to
4 young. Warthog babies are 1 to 2 lbs at birth.
Sexually Mature: Warthogs reach seuxal maturity
between 18-20 months of age.
Life Span: Warthogs live approximately
15-18 years of age in the wild. Lions, cheetahs,
leopards, African wild dogs, and hyenas are all
predators of warthogs.
Did You Know?
Warthogs can run up to 30 miles per
Social Structure: Warthogs travel in groups
called sounders. Each sounder consists of f 1 or 2 sows
and young offspring. Male warthogs usually travel alone.