Stands 30 inches at the shoulder.


120 to 250 pounds.


Warthog are found in moist and arid savannas avoiding deserts and high mountains.

Diet - Omnivore

Mainly a grazer the warthog has an interesting practice of kneeling on its calloused, hairy, padded knees to eat short grass. Using its snout and tusks, it also digs for bulbs, tubers and roots during the dry season.


Warthogs live in small family groups composed of a female and her young and at times, will be joined by another, related family. Males tend to live singly and only join up with these family groups in order to mate.

Before giving birth to a new litter, the female warthog will chase away the litter she has been raising. These ousted juveniles then form their own group, sometimes joining up with another female before venturing out on their own.


Litter sizes are usually four (or less) as the mother has only four teats. Each piglet has its own teat, suckling exclusively from it, to the poit that if an individual piglet should die, the others do not suckle on that teat.