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North American Animals - mamals, birds, reptiles, insects
Collared Peccary (Pecari tajacu)
Photographed in Costa Rica.
Photograph by Robert Poletto. Some rights reserved. (view image details)
Summit Gardens, Panama City
Photograph by Rictor Norton & David Allen. Some rights reserved. (view image details)
Collared Peccaries at Calgary zoo.
Photograph by Colin Smith. Some rights reserved. (view image details)
COLLARED PECCARY FACTSDescription
Collared Peccaries look like pigs. They are grayish black, with a yellow tinge on cheeks and a white or yellowish collar over the shoulders round to the throat. Males and females are very similar in size and color. Young are a yellowish brown with a black stripe on the back. Collared Peccaries have short very sharp tusks.
Length: 0.8 to 1.0 m. Weight: 15 to 25 kg
forest, rainforest, desert
roots, bulbs, beans, nuts, berries, grass, and agaves, cacti.
One to three young are born after a gestation period of about 150 days. Young are weaned after 2 to 3 months.
South America, Central America, and southern Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas in the United States