A late Pleistocene occurrence of the collared peccary
Dicotyles tajacu in Guatemala.
2003; Wyatt and Silman, 2004; Fleury and Galetti, 2006), although some studies have recognised the peccary
dual-role as seed disperser and predator (Beck, 2005; Keuroghlian and Eaton, 2008).
25mm), clarified that it was a puma who ate the peccary
Habitat loss, a restricted range, and overhunting have caused Chacoan peccary
numbers to plummet.
And if a peccary
gets separated from its herd, it may be able to smell its way back by sniffing for other herd members.
While the collared peccary
is primarily a creature of dry bush and forest, the white-lipped is more a tropical creature.
2006) reported that neither species of peccary
showed a preference for trails or off-trail sites but Harmsen et al.
The white-tailed deer (31% of observations) and collared peccary
(24%) were the prey most frequently encountered.
Key words: diet, nutrition, rain forest, Tayassu pecari, white-lipped peccary
The band of peccary
feeding on a naked Arizona mountainside was wonderfully cooperative, to a point.
My excuse was that I wanted to get a white-lipped peccary
and try for a red brocket--knowing the chances weren't good--but the truth is I like the Yucatan jungle.
Abundance of collared peccary
(Pecari tajacu) in two protected areas of the Colombian Guayana.