Warthogs are large pigs in the genus Phacochoerus and are found in central and southern Africa. An iconic feature of the warthog is their tusks which are found on both sexes. Warthogs are also surprisingly fast runners and jumpers, they use this ability to escape predators like lions and also when they are fighting over territory.

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What sound does a warthog make?

a worthog snorts lke a normal pig


What color are warthogs?

Black, brown, or grey


What is the scientific name for a warthog?

One warthog's scientific name is Phacochoerus africanus. Another species is Phacochoerus aethiopicus.


What do warthogs eat?

The warthog is the only pig species that has adapted to grazing and Savannah habitats and its diet is omnivorous (like all pigs) and composed of grasses, roots, berries and other fruits, bark, fungi, eggs and carrion. The diet changes with the seasons, depending on availability of different food items. During the wet seasons warthogs graze on short perennial grasses and in the dry seasons they subsist on bulbs, rhizomes and nutritious roots.
Warthogs are omnivores, they eat grass, bulbs and roots. Roots are their favorite. Once in a while you might find a warthog eating a dead animals or bones, but they usually eat some sort of plant. When they are about 2 weeks old, they eat their mother's poo to get the bacteria inside them necessary to digest plants.

Global Positioning Systems (GPS)

How many Global Positioning Systems are there around the world?

Receivers or satellites? The US has over 22 GPS satellites in orbit. The Russians have their system, the EU is getting ready to launch a system, too. Don't know about the Chinese.

Animal Life
Animal Behavior

What is a hoofed animal?

Answer:A hooved animal is known as an ungulate mammal. The toe of an animal is covered in a hard shell which forms the hoof, the inside of the hoof is a rubbery sole. There are many hooved animals like horses, cows, goats, deer, and many more.
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What are some unique features of warthogs?

the female has less warts than a male

there are 4 horns on a warthog

War and Military History
Public Speaking

How many known conflicts are going on around the world at the moment?

10 Nope Wrong there is thrice that amount. There are 82 world conflicts


How many tusks does a warthog have?



What do warthog tusks do for them?

The tusks help them fight over a female. The female normally picks a warthog judging on the length of their tusks.

Santa Claus

What are the names for Santa Claus around the world?

Names Around the World for Santa ClausWho Is Santa Claus?:

The jolly elf most Christian teens know as Santa Claus goes by many other names around the world. Like many Christmas symbols and traditions he has evolved from old stories and practices. In some cases his stories are based on actions by real people that have acted to add some joy into others' lives. Still, he is a quintessential symbol of Christmas as we know it.

St. Nicholas: Once there was a monk known as St. Nicholas. He was born in Patara (near what we now know as Turkey) in 280 AD. He was known to be very kind, and that reputation led to many legends and stories. One story involved him giving away his inherited wealth while he helped those who were sick and poor around the country. Another story is that he saved three sisters from being sold into slavery. Eventually he became known as the protector of children and sailors. He died on December 6th, and so there is now a celebration of his life on that day.

Sinter Klass:

The Dutch maintained the celebration of St. Nicholas far more than other cultures, and brought that celebration to America. The Dutch gave St. Nicholas the nickname, "Sinter Klass", and by 1804 woodcuts of Sinter Klass came to define modern day images of Santa. Washington Irving popularized Sinter Klass in The History of New York by defining him as the patron saint of the city.

The American version of St. Nicholas, or Santa Claus originally came from the Dutch version called Sinter Klaas. The Dutch settlers in New Amsterdam (New York) brought this fun and lively tradition (some even say cult) to America. In Greek, St. Nicholas is known as Hagios Nikolaos, Bishop of Myra (in the present day Turkey), St Nicholas reportedly died on December 6th. 350 AD.

Today, this mythical character is still alive and well and is known all over the world as: Nicholas of Myra, Santa Claus or "Santa" in America.

His fame spread rapidly during the Middle Ages and thousands of churches are dedicated to him.

He has been the patron saint of Russia, Moscow, Greece, children, sailors, prisoners, bakers, pawnbrokers, shopkeepers and wolves.

His gift-giving role in Christmas rites probably follows from his fame as the friend of children. The story also tells that he used to give anonymous donations of gold coins to persons in need. His cult spread in Europe and Christmas presents were distributed on December 6th when the celebration of St. Nicholas took place.

In many countries this day is still the day of Christmas gift-giving, although there is a mounting pressure everywhere to conform to the custom of 24th/25th December. The relics of St.Nicholas are in the basilica of St. Nicola, in Bari, Italy (they were stolen from Myra in 1087 AD). For this reason he is sometimes known as St.Nicholas of Bari.

Epiphany remains a part of the holiday season in Puerto Rico and is a day off from school. Giving gifts then is more for traditional values than the actual gift-giving celebration. Unless one wants to make a specific statement about the importance of maintaining traditional purity (anti-commercialism) and disassociation from American influence.

However, the celebration of Epiphany is not just in Puerto Rico. Some nations say it is the 3 Kings who bring the toys, while others credit Baby Jesus, since it was He who received and wants to share.

In Italy Babbo Natale, which means Father Christmas, is Santa. Children put a pair of their shoes by the door on the day before Epiphany and the following morning they find them filled with small gifts and candy. Italy, like Spain, Portugal and most of the Latin American nations ( or countries speaking Romance languages ), is mostly Catholic. December 25 is a day of more religious observance, remembering the birth of Christ. The Epiphany, called Little Christmas, is the day for gift giving. However, Babbo Natale does come on Christmas Eve in some parts of Italy.

In Spain children leave their shoes under the Christmas tree the night of January 5th and presents from the Three Kings (Los Reyes Magos: Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar) appear the next morning. Santa Claus is called Papa Noel and some children receive presents both days on December 24th (from Papa Noel) and on January 6th (from the Three Kings).

In Morocco he is known as Black Peter

In Japan, Santa Clause is called Santa Clause or just "Santa". Children often call him "Santa no ojisan," which means "Uncle Santa." (This information comes to you via the courtesy of Mr. Kazuo Miyasako of Dokkyo University. Many thanks go to the readers of Lone Star Internet)

In Sweden Jultomten visits the evening before Christmas day, pulling a big bag of julklappar (Christmas presents) in the deep snow.

På Žorsk ( in Norwegian ) "Julenissen" arrives on the evening of the 24th.

In the Netherlands, he is called Kerstman.

In Finland, he is called Joulupukki.

Sinter Klaas in Dutch. He rides a white horse, leaving gifts in wooden shoes

In Russia, he is called Grandfather Frost that is "ded moroz" (the second "o" has its accent and the last "z" is pronouned as "s".)

He is also called Kris Kringle - which comes from the German term "the Christ Child" (Christ Kind).

Joulupukki This name comes from the country Finland. Literally meaning: Yule Buck. This Old pagan tradition remained strong in Finland but got a Christian flavor as time went by. Pagan people used to have festivities to ward off evil spirits. In Finland these spirits of darkness wore goat skins and horns. In the beginning this creature didn't give presents but demanded them. The Christmas Goat was an ugly creature and frightened children.

It is unclear how this personality was transformed into the benevolent Father Christmas. Nowadays the only remaining feature is the name. The process was probably a continuous amalgamation of many old folk customs and beliefs from varied sources. One can speak of a Christmas pageant tradition consisting of many personages with roles partly Christian, partly pagan: A white-bearded saint, the Devil, demons, house gnomes, whatnot. Nowadays the Joulupukki of Finland resembles the American Santa Claus.

Popular radio programs from the year 1927 onwards probably had great influence in reformatting the concept with the Santa-like costume, reindeer and Korvatunturi (Mount Ear, near Polar Circle) as its dwelling place. Because there really are reindeer in Finland, and we are living up North, the popular American cult took root in Finland very fast. Maybe some caring soul decided the Joulupukki is just too scary for little kids.

Today, Finland is one of the few countries where kids actually see Father Christmas in the act of delivering the presents and probably the only country where the Saint really does ask the children if they behaved during the year

Father Christmas Generally Father Christmas is known as a bearded old man in a fur costume who appears in Yuletide and gives presents. His characteristics can be divided roughly into two groups:

Those with traditional religious significance, those with pagan origin Origins of Santa's many funny traditions and customs: Gifts: From St. Nicholas and the Magi (The three wise men from the Orient in the New Testament), Beard: St. Nicholas is traditionally seen as bearded. The Magi are also bearded! Costume: The general form of the cloak probably derives from St. Nicholas, although the traditional costumes of the three Magi also may have contributed. The fur linings probably are add-ons to fit the Northern American Myth. Reindeer: Santa must use some form of transport. He comes from the North, so why not reindeer? In Scandinavia and Germany Santa comes on the 24th of December, knocking on the door like normal people. The Stocking and chimney: In England and America the visit is a secret and is done at night. Why he comes in via the chimney probably stems from Clement C. Moore's enormously popular poem. North Pole: The home of the American Father Christmas. Probably connected with the general "Northern Exposure" of American Christmas lore. Also, the fact that Christmas is so very much Winter's festivity must contribute. Cap: Probably from the bishop's Mitre of St. Nicholas. Curiously enough the Mitre resembles and possibly derives from the headgear of old Magi (mages, Persian priests. the other Christmas present givers). The Phrygian headgear of French Revolution fame might be another influence.

Hope that helps!


What type of food do warthogs eat?

although they are mainly herbivores, they do eat carrion when available


Can a human being run faster than a warthog?

The human body needs a much, much higher mitochondria count {mitochondria's are like little factorys in the muscle fiber that process fuel, and affect how intensley a muscle can contract} to be able to outrun a sportscar, as well as bones and tendons that can withstand the shock of hitting the ground that hard.


What sound does warthogs make?

Grunting and growling


What eats a warthog?

Warthogs are eaten by varies African predators such as, lion, leopards, cheetahs, crocodiles, hyenas and other scavengers like vultures would eat warthogs.

Old Testament
Cattle Diets and Nutrition

What do trees eat?

trees eat soil WRONG trees don't eat...they use a process called photosynthesis which uses energy such as heat from the sun which is captured by chlorophyll (housed in chloroplasts[a subunit inside a cell]) and converted into energy which is most commonly observed as glucose (simple sugars = the building blocks of life). It should also be noted that oxygen is a byproduct created by this process. Please note that this process occurs in the leaves.


What do warthogs taste like?

Some say it is a tastier cousin of pork. You can eat it in restaurants in Zimbabwe.

Color Blindness

What color are adult geese?

depends on the species, most are white but you can get grey and black


Are wild hogs and warthogs the same?

There are several species of wild hog, which the warthog is only one.


'What is the warthog's habitat?

The southern African savanna
the African savanna
Warthogs (phacochoerus africanus and phacochoerus aethiopicus) can be found in the Northern and Southern Savanna. Their habitats provide vegetation as they are omnivores and consume roots, bulbs, fungi, fruits, eggs, invertebrates, birds and small mammals. They tend to avoide driver open areas.


Do warthogs eat cheetahs?

no cheetahs eat warthogs

African Wild Dogs

What is the adaptation of wild hogs?

Wild boars have hairs on there noses so at night they can notice air waves if an animal/predator is near


Do warthogs eat humans?

No they feed on healthy things only.


Does the warthog kill a lion?

No, but lions kill warthogs.


What is the scientific name of the warthog?

The scientific name is Phacochoerus Aethiopicus


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