wart hog


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wart hog

a grotesquely ugly member of the family Suidae, or wild pigs. They have large wart-like structures on the face, enormous sickle-shaped tusks, a misshapen head and run with their long tail held rigidly erect. Called also Phacochoerus aethiopicus.

wart hog disease
see african swine fever.
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THIS WAS MY EIGHTH bowhunt in southern Africa, and on earlier trips I had focused on kudu, gemsbok, impala, and wart hogs, and on later trips on waterbuck and nyala.
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San Francisco introduced its new wart hog couple - Porky and Bess - to the media Thursday, saying they should be ready to mate next year.
Since Disney's animated film ``The Lion King'' made celebrities of African wart hogs, in the form of the hero's friend Poomba, they have been hot attractions on the zoo circuit.
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Photo (1--2) Above The result of hours spent by Disney artists at the Los Angeles Zoo "The Lion King's" Pumbaa the wart hog, left, and his meerkat sidekick, Timon.
Packed full of hunting stories for all sorts of African game, from wart hogs and impala to nyala, gemsbok, and kudu, this entertaining and educational book will give you insights into every aspect of African hunting.