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