Peccaries

4 species

Peccaries are medium-sized, pig-like hoofed mammals that can are found throughout Central and South America, Trinidad in the Caribbean, and in the southwestern area of North America. They are also called javelinas or skunk pigs.Peccaries are social creatures that live in herds. They eat roots, grubs, and a variety of foods. A group of peccaries that travel and live together is called a \"squadron\". A squadron of peccaries averages between 6 and 9 members. These animals rely on their social structure to defend territory, protect against predators, regulate temperature, and interact socially. By rubbing the tusks together, they can make a chattering noise that warns potential predators to stay away. Peccaries have scent glands below each eye and another on their backs. They use the scent to mark herd territories and also mark other herd members with these scent glands by rubbing one against another. They can identify each other by their strong odors. The odor is strong enough to be detected by humans, and that\'s why earns the peccary the nickname of \"skunk pig\".
Peccaries are medium-sized, pig-like hoofed mammals that can are found throughout Central and South America, Trinidad in the Caribbean, and in the southwestern area of North America. They are also called javelinas or skunk pigs.Peccaries are social creatures that live in herds. They eat roots, grubs, and a variety of foods. A group of peccaries that travel and live together is called a \"squadron\". A squadron of peccaries averages between 6 and 9 members. These animals rely on their social structure to defend territory, protect against predators, regulate temperature, and interact socially. By rubbing the tusks together, they can make a chattering noise that warns potential predators to stay away. Peccaries have scent glands below each eye and another on their backs. They use the scent to mark herd territories and also mark other herd members with these scent glands by rubbing one against another. They can identify each other by their strong odors. The odor is strong enough to be detected by humans, and that\'s why earns the peccary the nickname of \"skunk pig\".