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Collared Peccary

Zoo Location: Savannah
Collared Peccary
Habitat

Tropical forest and grassland.

Wild Diet

Roots, seeds, fruit, insects, other invertebrates and small snakes.

Behaviour

They are robust and active animals, able to run fast and swim well. Large herds of collared peccary are divided into small family groups of 13-14. Their territories are scent marked and strongly defended against intruders.

Breeding

1-4 youngsters are born after a gestation of 142 days (4.5-5 months).

Threats

Hunting for food and habitat destruction.

Conservation

Captive populations in zoos are being managed co-operatively.

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INFORMATION

  • Latin Name: Pecari tajacu
  • Class: Mammals
  • Family: Tayassuidae
  • Conservation status: Least Concern