Collared Peccary

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Collared Peccary

Collared Peccary The collared peccary is found in South America. It adapts well to different environments – be it the humid tropical
rainforests or dry semi-deserts. It travels in herds and, if threatened, resorts to team defensive tactics. The collared peccary has poor eyesight and uses vocalisation and smells to communicate. It feeds on roots, fruit, seeds, insects and small rodents. It takes mud and sand
baths in order to clean its fur from parasites and dirt. Even though it looks just like the European wild boar, it in fact belongs to the family
of Tayassuidae.

  • Latin name: Pecari tajacu  
  • IUCN – Red List – L, CITES

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