Collared peccary

Suffering from poorly developed vision, they heavily rely on vocalization to communicate

Petr Kratochvil

As their common name hinted, they have white hairs around their neck that look like a collar. Their fur was bristly, grizzled grey, and brown. They may seem weak on their own, but they can defend themselves against the predators as a horde.

Collared peccary is mainly herbivores with a diet consisting of mesquite beans, palm nuts, cactus, fruits, tubers, and other green vegetation. But they also eat rodents, lizards, and dead birds if the opportunity presents itself. They are active at night during summer when the temperature is cooler, whereas, in the winter, they are more active during the day.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Argentina
2011
Belize
2011
Bolivia
2011
Brazil
2011
Colombia
2011
Costa Rica
2011
Ecuador
2011
El Salvador
2011
French Guiana
2011
Guatemala
2011
Guyana
2011
Honduras
2011
Mexico
2011
Nicaragua
2011
Panama
2011
Paraguay
2011
Peru
2011
Suriname
2011
Trinidad & Tobago
2011
United States
2011
Arizona, Texas, New Mexico
Venezuela
2011

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No