Warthogs stand 60 - 70 cm / 23 - 28 inch, and have a mass of 60 - 95 kg /
132 - 200 lb..
The head is big in proportion to the rest of the body. Elongated head with a broad snout. Characteristic features are the distinctive facial warts
on either side of the face. Boars have two pairs of these, a very large pair
rising from the skin just below the eyes and a much smaller pair on the
cheeks between eyes and tusks. Their upper tusks swing sideways in a half
circle, upwards and curl slightly inwards. The lower tusks, whose edges and
tips are kept sharp by occlusion against the upper, are a sharp weapon. Thin
bold tail with a terminal tuft of hair which is characteristically held in
an erected position when running.
Back-grey. The body is covered very sparsely with
coarse bristles. Adult animals are almost bold. After a bath in red soil,
warthogs may appear red in colour.
Bush and grass savanna, dependent on water and usually
found near a water source.
All over the country.
They feed on all things they can
get, although carcass, insects and small mammals, roots and tubers which they
dig out of the ground with their tusks, grass, berries and plants. They
drink daily, often in the late morning or afternoon.
Warthogs are gregarious in more or less bigger groups,
always near water source. Adult male Warthogs are often solitary. They like
to sleep in leaved holes of aardvarks in which they push into backwards.
They are diurnal and very territorial.
The trophy is the tusks. The length of an upper tusk may be up to 40 cm
/ 16 inch.