This hefty plant-eater uses its sharp tusks to dig up roots. Both sexes have tusks, but those of males can grow up to about 30 centimeters (one foot) long.
Scientific Name: Hylochoerus meinertzhageni
Age [Sex]: [M]
Higher Geography: Africa, Kenya
Collector Name [Number]: L. Simson 
Notes: Skull plus partial skeleton; SL in box above wooden cases.
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