Peccary

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  • Although the peccary looks like a pig, it is from a completely different family than the common pig. The peccary lives in South America, Central America, and in the southwestern areas of the United States.

  • Scientific Name: Pecari tajacu

  • Characteristics: Even though the peccary is from a different family tree than the common pig, it has a pig-like snout, big head, bulky shoulders, and hoofed feet. Javelinas have thick, bristly coats that are usually greyish-black.

  • Size: 3.32" L x 1.85" W

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