Beauty On the Hoof, The Warthog
I really hate to use ‘the face only a mother could love’ phrase because obviously all creatures on earth are by definition beautiful. But….I present the warthog. These guys aren't fighting. They're just being guys...they want the same thing just because. The warthog is in the genus Phacochoerus, family Suidae.
They’re a solid little beast, height about 30 inches. They’re members of the same family as domestic pigs, but present a much different appearance. Their large, flat heads are covered with "warts," which are actually protective bumps. Warthogs also sport four sharp tusks which they primarily use to dig up roots to eat, but they’re pretty effective as defense weapons, too.
I took this picture in the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania, Africa.
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