Hunting Warthog in South Africa

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Species : Warthog
Scientific Name : Phacochoerus porcus
Average Mass : 100kg
Average Shoulder Height : 70cm

Warthogs are tough and very thick skinned. They are usually found in family groups ie, male, female and their young.
Active during the day and sleep at night, usually in old antbear holes. They always enter these holes
backwards. They are very adaptable with their habitat, but seem to prefer open wooodlands, with some cover but not thick bush. Both sexes have tusks, but the male has a pair of extra warts on his face. The male's tusks are also usually bigger and thicker.
The best way to hunt them is to find a spot that they frequent, preferably a watering hole,
and sit in the heat of the day and wait for them to come to the water. Warthogs are best hunted in the
middle of day, as they go to water to cool down in the heat.

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