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Giant Forest Hog (Hylochoerus meinertzhageni)

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They are found in the forest zone from Liberia to southwestern Ethiopia and Northern Tanzania. Head and body length is 130 to 210 cm, tail length is 30 to 45 cm, shoulder height is 76 to 110 cm, and weight is 130 to 275 kg. The pelage is long, coarse, and black and becomes sparce with age. The skin is blackish gray, the skin in front of each eye and on the upper part of the cheek below the eye is almost naked. They travel in groups of up to 20 individuals,the basic social unit is a mother and her offspring of up to three generations.
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Giant Forest Hog skull (Male)
Credit to @kickaus
Skull length of males measure 40,7 to 46,1 cm long.
Skull length of females measure 37,5 to 42,7 cm long.
Book Ecology, Conservation and Management of Wild Pigs and Peccaries 1st Edition,
by Mario Melletti (Editor), Erik Meijaard (Editor)

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