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WARTHOG Phacochoerus aethiopicus

Canvas Prints

Magriet Meintjes

TOLWE, South Africa

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


Artist's Description

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.

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