Although the peccary looks like a pig, it is from a completely different family than the common pig. The peccary lives in South America, Central America, and in the southwestern areas of the United States.
Scientific Name:Pecari tajacu
Characteristics:Even though the peccary is from a different family tree than the common pig, it has a pig-like snout, big head, bulky shoulders, and hoofed feet. Javelinas have thick, bristly coats that are usually greyish-black.
Size:3.32" L x 1.85" W
The Peccary is part of the Wild Safari® North American Wildlife collection