WARTHOG Phacochoerus aethiopicus by Magaret Meintjes

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WARTHOG Phacochoerus aethiopicus by 

Sizing Information

Small 8.0" x 9.4"
Medium 12.0" x 14.0"
Large 16.0" x 18.7"
X large 20.0" x 23.4"


  • Each print is individually stretched and constructed for your order
  • Epson pigment inks using Giclée inkjets to ensure a long life
  • UV protection provided by a clear lacquer
  • Cotton/poly blend Canson canvas for brighter whites and even stretching

WARTHOG – Phacochoerus aethiopicus

MASS: 68-72kg
GESTATION: 160 – 170 days; average litter 3-4 piglets

The warthog is a gregarious, diurnal animal that lives in abandoned aardvark holes.
It enters its hole backwards, a protective measure which enables it to make a quick escape. The male has two pairs of warts. The pair on the muzzle is absent in the female. The warthog is fond of wallowing and rubbing its mud-covered body on stumps, rocks and tree trunks. Its habit of rooting for grass rhizomes often leads to the creation of a wallow. Sight is poor although it has good scent and hearing.
When approached a warthog will often advance towards you, running off only when certain what you are.
It falls prey to lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dog.
DIWET: Grass, roots, bulbs and tubers. Will eat fruit, although it favors short grass. It feeds by resting on its front knees. Requires water daily.

I was born and still live in Africa.
Live a life close to nature, where I get the inspiration to do what I love most…., “Photography”.
Where I live and what I do is my destiny. I am grateful for the privilege

My Images Do Not Belong To The Public Domain.
All images are copyright. All The Materials Contained May Not Be Reproduced, Copied, Edited, Published, Transmitted Or Downloaded in Any Way.

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  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 6 years ago

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 6 years ago

    I just love how you caught the hair in his ears!! such amazing detail and the info is fantastic! thanks mags!

  • That is such a sweet comment, thank you so much it really is such a inspiration !

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • SelinaEM
    SelinaEMover 6 years ago

    Ewww! way cool Mags…certainly funny looking things…

  • They are Seina! they really are funny! when they take off when they uncomfortable, the tail goes straight up in the air, like a real little radio aerial, will try and catch one and post it, you must see it !

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzover 6 years ago

    nice one mags

  • Thank you so much George !

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • simba
    simbaover 6 years ago

    Great capture Mags.

  • thank you Linda, really appreciate your comment xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 6 years ago

    Great close-up, mags!!!! Your picture is just perfect.

  • Thank you dear Lori, you always have such kind comments, really appreciate it xxx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • handprintz
    handprintzover 6 years ago

    Cute in his own kind of way ! another wonderful shot Mags!

  • thank you so much Trudi for just another great and kind comment ! xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • hank44
    hank44over 6 years ago

    What a handsome fella !!!! great capture

  • Hi Mark, so great to have you back! your little face just brings that little extra in my day ! Thank you !!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Yool
    Yoolover 6 years ago

    What an amazing animal and you captured it wonderful Mags

  • Thank you Yool, they actually are ugly looking little things but there is just that little “something” about them that is sooo facinating!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Jan Landers
    Jan Landersover 6 years ago

    ‘a face only a mother could love’??? he is his own unique self and has his own sort of beauty, mags…..thanks for sharing this guy….made me smile at the diversity on this planet….

  • Thank you my friend, they actually are unique in their own way, real little clowns if you watch them for a while ! xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

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