White-lipped peccary (Tayassu pecari)
|French:||Pécari À Lèvres Blanches|
|Spanish:||Cariblanco, Chancho De Monte, Pecari De Labios Blanco|
- 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.
Classified as Near Threatened (NT) on the IUCN Red List (1) and listed on Appendix II of CITES (2).
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