Impala

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An impala can leap up to 10 feet high and more than 35 feet long in a single bound.

Warthog

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Warthogs are very vocal wild pigs that live in family groups called sounders. They communicate with each other through grunts, squeals, growls and squeaks. Males are easily recognized with two pairs of tusks protruding from their snouts.  These tusks are rarely used, however, as warthogs are not territorial and only fight over females for a very short time during breeding season.

Mini-Juliana Pig

mini pig

The mini-Juliana pig is a small, colorful domestic breed that originated in Europe. The fur is always spotted but the base color can range from brown to red to silver. Mini-Juliana pigs have outgoing and friendly personalities.

Visayan Warty Pig

visayan warty pig

A small forest-dwelling pig, the Visayan warty pig lives in a social group consisting of a single male (boar), several adult females (sows) and their young. Males tend to be much larger than females. The warts, or fleshy bumps, on a boar’s face are thought to protect it from sustaining a serious injury from a rival male’s tusk. Sows have litters of one to three piglets during the dry season of January through March.

Yellow-backed Duiker

yellow backed duiker

Living in thick forest, these small antelopes rely on scents to communicate. Duikers rub scent glands under their eyes on branches to mark their territory, on mates during courtship, and on young to familiarize them with the scent. Males will rub the glands on each other aggressively in competition.

Takin

takin

The takin belongs to a group of large, hoofed mammals called the goat antelopes, which share characteristics with both goats and antelopes. Living high up in the mountains, the takin wears a thick coat of dark, shaggy fur to keep warm in winter, similar to its more well-known relative, the musk ox.

Sumatran Rhinoceros

sumatran rhino

The Sumatran rhinoceros is not your ordinary rhino. Forest-dwelling with woolly red hair and quite petite (for a rhino), the Sumatran rhino uses its prehensile upper lip to browse on vegetation. It is also the world’s most endangered rhino, suffering from deforestation and poaching for its horn, which some Asian cultures believe has medicinal properties.

Red River Hog

red river hog

Living in social groups called sounders, red river hogs barrel their way through the forest in search of food. Using their strong snouts and sharp tusks to bulldoze through the leaf litter and soil, they dig up a dinner of roots, bulbs, other plants and small animals.