Warthogs are mostly found in central, eastern and southern Africa. Both sexes have the prominent tusks and two warts on either side of the face.

Food and feeding

The warthog has to drop to its knees to feed, because it has a short neck and relatively long legs, so it has developed horny pads on its knees to protect them. As the warthog's eyes are set very high and well back on its forehead, it is able to keep a look out for predators even when feeding. They eat mainly grasses and herbs, which are plucked selectively using the sharp incisor teeth, but will also eat leaves and fruit and even dig for bulbs and tubers in some areas. Warthogs are noisy eaters, grunting when they feed.

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