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CAPTURED LOCATION: THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, South Africa

Nikon D50
Lens:Sigma 70-300mm DG
Focal Length: 300mm
Exposure Mode:
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/500 sec – F/5.6
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV

WARTHOG – Phacochoerus aethiopicus
LOCATION CAPTURED: GROENLAND GAME LODGE, Limpopo Province, South Africa.

SHOULDER HEIGHT: 72cm
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.
DIET: 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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  • Paulette1021
    Paulette1021about 4 years ago

    Love this picture !!

  • Thank you so much Paulette, take care xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...about 4 years ago

    fabulous capture here, dawnx

  • thank you so much my dear friend, haven’t been able to upload for sometime, manage to sort it out today! Missed you, take care sweeite, hugs xxx

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  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...about 4 years ago

    i am so behind too mags, waiting for a shoulder operation, hope you can do more now, please bear with me in regard to loooking and commenting on all,dawnxx

  • You take care of yourself my dear friend, the most important thing! Rb and all of us will still be hereOK? Hugs xxx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadeabout 4 years ago

    They are elegant, aren’t they. Glad to have them in ETU!!

  • Thank you so much for your visit and very kind comment, take care xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Thank you Ray

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  • Virginia N. Fred
    Virginia N. Fredabout 4 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS

  • Thank you so much for the honor and inspiration Virginia, really much appreciated, take care xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • stephaniek
    stephaniekabout 4 years ago

    Oh sooo scary……………………………….great capture!! ;-))

  • Thank you so much for your visit and very kind comment, take care

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Kimberly Chadwick
    Kimberly Chadwickabout 4 years ago

    Quite graceful appearing aren’t they? Well done!

  • Thank you so much sweet Kims xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • TimeSnatcher
    TimeSnatcherabout 4 years ago

    Stunning capture!

  • Thank you so much for your visit and very kind comment, take care xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonabout 4 years ago

    Oh Wow! this is great! And congratulations on the feature!!

  • Thank you so much Maree, would love to see this one as one of your paintintgs!

    – Magaret Meintjes

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