Warthogs have longer legs than other swine. This allows them to run away from these potential predators, reaching speeds of up to 34 miles (55 kilometers) per hour.

Warthogs live in woodlands and grasslands—and they are not picky about their homes. Instead of digging their own burrows, they find abandoned aardvark holes or natural burrows for homes. This is where they raise their young, sleep, and hide from predators.

Warthogs are not picky eaters. They’ll eat grass, roots, berries, tree bark, and even dead animals. Warthogs often kneel down on their front legs and use their muscular snout to dig up food. They even shuffle along in the kneeling position.

Boars have the most obvious “warts.” The boars push and ram each other with their heads and their blunt upper tusks to see which is the most powerful. The warts act as pads to cushion the blows.

Hunting Warthog

...A Few Things To Know

Warthogs are about 22-33 inches (55-85 cm) at the shoulder and will be 36-59 inches (105-150 cm) in length.  Males have a mass of between 132-330 lbs (60-150 kg), females will be between 110-165 lbs (50-75 kg).

Upper tusks can grow up to 10 - 11 inches (25 to 30 centimeters); with lower tusks around 5 inches (13 centimeters).

A warthog’s “warts” are not really warts, but just thick growths of skin. Even though the growths stick out, they don’t have any bones or cartilage.

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