Photo of javelina herd

This photograph of a javelina mother, baby, and herd was taken at the Tucson Wildlife Center.

Desert Duets: Javelina Activity Page

Collared peccaries are not in the same family as pigs. Use Desert USA's Collared Pecarries Web page to fill in the blanks.

Javelinas - Tayassuidae Family Wild Pigs - Suidae Family
Smaller _____ Larger _____
_____ toes on hind hooves _____ toes on hind hooves
Thinner (weigh _____ pounds less) Fatter (weigh _____ pounds more)
Longer, _____ legs Shorter, _____ legs
_____ tusks Tusks curve _____

Alix's javelina painting
by Alix

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Launched: February 2008
Updated: 16 July 2012