wart hog


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
During the morning I had passed on a bull wildebeest--I'd taken a great bull on an earlier African bowhunt--and as on previous days I passed on several big wart hogs as they came, watered, and left--for the same reason.
I've seen a wart hog sow knock a leopard off its feet when it grabbed one of her piglets, and on another occasion a big male pig turned and confronted a lioness on the open plains -- until another lioness joined in and quickly outmanoeuvred the gutsy pig.
Bush pigs, or wart hogs, would raid the farmers' ground nut fields," says Tony.
It has been my good privilege to hunt wild pigs in five states as well as wart hogs in Africa and the pig-like javelina in Texas.
Community protection also will benefit other species - Cape buffalo, zebras, Thompson's gazelles, elands, wart hogs and especially rhinos, which also are poached for their horns.
What the lab sees now, replacing the elephant trade, is ivory from the teeth of hippopotamus and the tusks of wart hogs.