Jul 282015

Penguin here.

The Chacoan peccary is the largest in the peccary species. There are thought to be either three or four living peccary species.

Do not confuse peccaries with pigs as they are not the same. Peccaries originate in the Americas while pigs are from Africa, Europe and Asia.

Found here: Los Angeles Times Unleashed

Chacoan Peccary Mother with Baby

Chacoan Peccary Mother with Baby

Dec 112011

Penguin here.

Collared peccaries are also known as Mexican hogs or musk hogs. According to ThinkQuest, these hogs weigh anywhere between 35 and 55lbs. They have scent glands below each eye, and one on their back. They rub each other’s scent glands to mark each other in order to help recognize one another. Isn’t that neat?

This little peccary has one of the pinkest noses I have ever seen, especially in contrast to its black coat! I also love the messy hairdo. What a cutie.

Collared Peccary

Adorable Collared Peccary

Found here: flickriver: StefanKoeder