Peccary

Peccary
Kingdom
  Animal
Class
  Mammal
Family
  Peccary

 
Status
  Varies by species.
Added by
  JindoJeff - cheetah
Date Updated
  Sun Jan 5 09:39:33 2014
Image Credit
  wiki/File:Collared_Peccary_crossing_the_road.jpg
Image Comment
  Collared Peccary crossing the road.
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Peccary Facts & Trivia for kids

  • A peccary is a medium-sized animal, with a resemblance to pigs.
  • Peccaries and pigs are related and they have similar appearances.
  • Peccaries are omnivores.
  • Peccaries live in the Southwestern United States, Central America and much of South America.
  • Peccaries grow to about 4 feet long and weight up to about 90 pounds.
  • Peccaries can move quickly if needed, at speeds up to 25 MPH.
  • Peccaries live about 8-10 years.
  • A group of Peccaries is called a herd.
  • Peccaries are wild animals and can be quite agressive.
  • Peccaries have sharp straight tusks.
  • Peccaries are social animals that often live in herds of 10 to 100 individuals.
  • Peccaries are also called javelinas.
  • Peccaries can make snorting, woofing and grunting noises.

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