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White-lipped Peccary (Tayassu pecari)
White-lipped Peccary with young.
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WHITE-LIPPED PECCARY FACTSDescription
The White-lipped Peccary is dark brown to black with white markings along the jaw from the neck to the chin. The hair is coarse and bristly. The young are reddish brown with some brown, black stripe on back, and cream underside of throat and neck. White-lipped peccaries have large, sharp canines
Head and body length: 75-100cm. Weight 25-40kg
desert scrub, arid woodland, and rain forest.
fruit, leaves, roots, seeds, mushrooms, worms and insects. Occasionally eat frogs, small snakes, lizards, eggs and carrion
One to three young are born after gestation period of about 160 days. Young can run within a few hours of birth.
southern Mexico, Central America and into South America