How do warthogs fight?
The Central African Warthog(Phacochoerus africanus massaicus) is a wild pig from Kenya and Tanzania. It has two pairs of upward-curving tusks protruding from its mouth. One pair of tusks is the upper pair, and the second pair of tusks is the lower, shorter pair.
Their ivory tusks are used for digging, courtship, and fighting.
When two males fight, they lock their tusks together and push each other until one yields or gives up. They will also lock their tusks together and move their heads from side to side in order to ‘throw’ the other onto the ground, like a wrestling tactic.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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