Let's Celebrate the Wart Hog

by Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue February. 05, 2019 1253 views

It’s the Year of the Pig. To be precise: it’s the Year of the Earth Pig. The last animal in the chinese zodiac, which is a 12 year cycle, beginning with the rat.

My first idea about “earth pig” was a wart hog. Here it is – a large wart hog! I photographed it at Zoo Magdeburg/Germany in 2009. I was very excited, because it was the first time I saw a living wart hog, besides on TV or in a museum as taxidermy.

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Jay Boggess 1 year, 9 months ago

The "spitting image" of my 8th.Grade History Teacher.......

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Russell Smith 1 year, 9 months ago

Pumbaa is taking a nap :)

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Antonio Gil 1 year, 10 months ago

I've seen lots of these in Namibia. These are the snacks of lions. Love the picture

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 10 months ago

Snack? I would bet they are more like fast food, which strikes back in the most vicious way! Did you take some pictures?!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 10 months ago

Yes I did smile

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Berckmans Peter 1 year, 10 months ago

So ugly that it is a beauty

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year, 10 months ago

joy yes indeed! thumbsup

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Laurie Madsen 1 year, 10 months ago

What an interesting animal! Thanks for sharing!

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Laurie Madsen 1 year, 10 months ago

Fearless, mighty and very frightening even in its sleep it's snoring and grunting like the archenemy itself. smile

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Camellia Staab 1 year, 10 months ago

Well looks like you outdid us all with your warthog for today's theme. He is a cute guy although I would rather not get into an augment with him, no doubt i would lose.

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 10 months ago

joy I couldn't resist - yes, I never will resist ... Warthogs are such powerful diggers and they hang out in burrows - in my opinion they are the most "earthy" pig of them all. Besides mole (reasearcher) and hamster (collector) warthogs (digger) should be another heraldic symbole of archaeologists.

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