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Collared Peccary

Pecari tajacu

Neither pig nor razorback, this omnivore’s razor-sharp tusks inspired its nickname, the javelina (have-a-LEE-nah), referring to a javelin or spear. Unable to pant, they bed down in the shade during the midday heat and forage for water-rich prickly pears and agave in the cool of early morning and evening.

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CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

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