Tropical Rainforest Animals
Bearded Pig
Bearded Pig
Class: Mammalia: Mammals Diet: Fruit
Order: Artiodactyla: Even-toed Ungulates
Size: body:11.6 - 1.8 m (5 1/4 - 6 ft), tail: 20 - 30 cm (7 3/4 - 11 3/4 in)
Family: Suidae: Pigs Conservation Status: Vulnerable
Scientific Name: Sus barbatus Habitat: rainforest, scrub, mangrove swamps
Range: Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo

Size of Bearded PigA large pig with an elongated head and a narrow body, the bearded pig has abundant whiskers on its chin and a bristly, wartlike protuberance beneath each eye. These warts are more conspicuous in males than in females. Fallen fruit, roots, shoots and insect larvae are the bearded pig's staple foods, and it also invades fields of root crops. It often follows gibbons and macaques to pick up the fruit they drop. After a gestation of about 4 months, the female makes a nest of plant material and gives birth to 2 or 3 young, which stay with her for about a year.

Range of Bearded Pig

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