Animal of the day – 07/12/2015 – The Babirusa

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The animal of the day is the Babirusa. (Did you know: Oh boy, these guys are pigs among pigs! Yes, they are related to regular ole pigs that we are used to, but these guys will eat ANYTHING!

Plants, fruits, insects, slugs, fish, small mammals, carrion, and yup, they’ll even eat other smaller Babirusa’s!! The only member of the pig family that is so hungry it’ll resort to cannibalism!

Aww snap! I will eat your babies!

Aww snap! I will eat your babies!

Those fancy tusks seem to have no purpose (originally thought to be used for courtship battles between males, this was dis-proven when scientist observed they do that by rearing on their hind legs and boxing). And those same tusks, if not used and worn down regularly can grow into their skulls! Geez…Eat, be eaten or impale yourself with your own tusks. Your choice Barbirusa! Hairy-babirusa-portrait-1_zpsa470dcfa

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