It looks menacing, but this pig-like grazer mostly uses its tusks for digging and defense.
Scientific Name: Phacochoerus africanus
Age [Sex]: [F]
Collection Date: Jun 1927
Locality: Lake Manyara, Arusha region
Higher Geography: Africa, Tanzania
Collector Name [Number]: F. Walker; K. Walker
Notes: Plus lower jaw. Taxonomy updated as per Mammal Species of the World 3rd Ed.
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