The collared peccary, or javelina, is not a pig, a hog or a wild boar — it’s a Suidae. It’s range goes all the way to Argentina, but here in Sonora, Mexico, the locals find them appetizing.
Mostly active at night, javelinas exist on a diet of a lot of fruit and cactus. They have poor eyesight, but a keen sense of smell. If provoked, javelina have been known to defend themselves with their long, sharp tusks.
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