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Collared Peccary (Javelina)
Average Size: weighs 35-60 lbs
Average Lifespan: 7.5 years
Range/ Distribution Map
Habitat description: central and southern areas of Arizona and into south America, in dessert like areas near small areas of vegetation.
Behavior/Diet: Omnivore. Roots, grass, seeds, fruit, prickly pear cacti are their main food. Sociable in herds of 20 to protect themselves. Most active at night. Scent glands mark each other with the scent.
Conservation Status: not threatened. Widely distributed, a variety of habitats and population is stable.
They defend themselves with their long tusks, which can sharpen themselves whenever their mouths open or close. A collared peccary will also release a strong musk if it is alarmed.