Collared peccary (Pecari tajacu)
|French:||Pécari à collier|
|Spanish:||Báquiro Cinchado, Coche De Monte, Pecarí De Collar, Saíno|
- 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.
The collared peccary is classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1).
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IUCN Red List (February, 2013)