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Scientific Name: Babirussa babyrussa

Subspecies: None.

Distribution: Celebes (Sulawesi), Togian Islands, Sulu Islands and Buru Islands.

Habitat: Jungle and swamps.

Description: Large pig-like animal, peculiar in the fact that both upper and lower canines grow enormously throughout the life of the animal. The canines grow upwards and backwards towards the nose, forming a semi-circle. The Babirusa weighs up to 100 kg and measures up to 80 cm over the shoulder. It may reach a total body length of almost 1 meter.

Hunting method: The locals use traps and pitt-falls.

Hunting available in: Is legally protected, but still hunted by the local population for its meat.

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