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White-lipped Peccary

Scientific Name: Tayassu pecari

Subspecies: Five subspecies have been described, but it is not relevant to deal with them below.

Distribution: From Veracruz (Mexico) to northern Argentina.

Habitat: See Collared Peccary.

Description: New world pig, weighing up to 40 kg and measuring around 60 cm over the shoulder, reaching a total body length of around 1,20 m. General colour greyish brown, with a less marked collar than that of the Collared Peccary.

Hunting method: Stalking, with beaters and dogs.

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