Peccary

No. 180629

by Safari Ltd
$4.99USD
  • Although the peccary looks like a pig, it is from a completely different family than the common pig. The peccary lives in South America, Central America, and in the southwestern areas of the United States.
  • Scientific Name: Pecari tajacu
  • Characteristics: Even though the peccary is from a different family tree than the common pig, it has a pig-like snout, big head, bulky shoulders, and hoofed feet. Javelinas have thick, bristly coats that are usually greyish-black.
  • Size: 3.32" L x 1.85" W
  • The Peccary is part of the Wild Safari® North American Wildlife collection
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free
  • History

    Ancient peccaries lived only in South and Central America. The peccary is a relatively new arrival to the Southwest, perhaps arriving as Arizona's historic grasslands were replaced by scrub-brush and cacti. Until 1929, the musk hog was not regulated as big game. However, in that year wildlife management officials began regulating the hunt of peccaries.

    • Recommended Age: 3
    • Size in cm: 8.5 L x 4.75 W x H
    • Size in inches: 3.35 L x 1.87 W x 0.0 H
    • UPC: 095866180607
    Present Status While peccary habitat is dwindling in South America due to deforestation, overall numbers of musk hog are stable. They are common in Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico, and their hides are an income source for people in Central America.