Zoo zone Snorts and warts!

June 07, 2000

What's for dinner?

Warthogs eat grasses, herbs, tubers and bulbs.

Snorts and warts

Due to its short neck and long legs, the warthog has to get down on its knees to feed. Because of this, it has developed skin pads to protect its knees. The warthog has two warts on each side of its face, two pairs of tusks and a long, tasseled tail, which it holds straight in the air when it runs.

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