The Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus) is generally distributed through central and east Africa and may also be found in West Africa. It confines itself mostly to open savannah grasslands, although it is not uncommon to find them in lightly forested areas. They graze during the wet season and survive on bulbs and tubers in the dry season, usually unearthed with their snouts. Warhogs mark their territory with preorbital-glands and often by urination. Some males even urinate in their wallows and estrous females attract males through frequent urination. This image is of a female, the tell tale sign being the single set of warts on the face.
(Canon 7D; f/5.6; 1/180sec; ISO-200; 320mm)
Picture ©2012 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography