Collared peccary (Pecari tajacu)

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Collared peccary with young in habitat
IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern LEAST
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  • Collared peccaries are also known as ‘musk hogs’ because of a smelly odour they emit from glands, which they use to mark their territories.
  • The collared peccary has poor sight and uses vocalisations to communicate.
  • Collared peccaries live in herds of up to 30 individuals.
  • With a broad diet, the collared peccary may feed on roots, fruits, seeds, insects and even small animals.
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Collared peccary description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassMammalia
OrderCetartiodactyla
FamilyTayassuidae
GenusPecari (1)

Information on the collared peccary is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

French
Pécari à collier.
Spanish
Báquiro Cinchado, Coche De Monte, Pecarí De Collar, Saíno.
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Collared peccary status

The collared peccary is classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1).

IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (February, 2013)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
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Collared peccary with young in habitat

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