This photograph of a javelina mother, baby, and herd was taken at the Tucson Wildlife Center.
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
|_____ toes on hind hooves
||_____ toes on hind hooves
|Thinner (weigh _____ pounds less)
||Fatter (weigh _____ pounds more)
|Longer, _____ legs
||Shorter, _____ legs
||Tusks curve _____