White-lipped peccary (Tayassu pecari)

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White-lipped peccary in aggressive stance
IUCN Red List species status – Vulnerable VULNERABLE

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  • The white-lipped peccary lives in large herds, often comprising over 100 individuals.
  • A vocal species, when travelling the white-lipped peccary keeps in contact with others using a moaning sound, and barks when threatened.
  • Although it is omnivorous, the white-lipped peccary mainly feeds on fruit, seeds and roots.
  • White-lipped peccaries are born in litters of between one and three, although two young are most common.
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White-lipped peccary fact file

White-lipped peccary description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassMammalia
OrderCetartiodactyla
FamilyTayassuidae
GenusTayassu (1)

Information on the white-lipped peccary is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

French
Pécari À Lèvres Blanches.
Spanish
Cariblanco, Chancho De Monte, Pecari De Labios Blanco.
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White-lipped peccary status

The white-lipped peccary is classified as Vulnerable (VU) on the IUCN Red List (1) and listed on Appendix II of CITES (2).

IUCN Red List species status – Vulnerable

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (August, 2013)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
  2. CITES (August, 2013)
    http://www.cites.org/
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White-lipped peccary in aggressive stance  
White-lipped peccary in aggressive stance

© François Gohier / www.ardea.com

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