Photograph of two adult javelinas

This photograph was taken at the Tucson Wildlife Center.

Desert Duets: Javelina Resources

Informational Books:

Desert Babies A-Z by Bill Broyles, photographs by Paul and Joyce Berquist (Rio Nuevo, 2005)

Don't Call Me Pig: A Javelina Story by Conrad Storad, illustrated by Beth Neely and Don Rantz. (Resort Gifts Unlimited, 1999).

Javelinas by Jane Manaster. (Texas Tech University Press, 2006).

Javelinas by Lola M. Schaefer. (Heinemann Library, 2004). Also available in Spanish, El jabalí.

Javelinas by Lauray Yule. (Rio Nuevo Publishers, 2004).

The Moon of the Wild Pigs by Jean Craighead George, illustrated by Paul Mirocha. (HarperCollins, 1992).

Fiction Books:

The Three Little Javelinas by Susan Lowell, illustrated by Jim Harris. (Northland, 1992). Also available in Spanish, Los tres pequeños jabalíes. (Northland, 1996).


"The Javelina Ballad" by Patty Horn: In the Shade of the Saguaro: A Collection of Desert Songs (Two Geckos Publishing, 1996).

Web Sites:

Arizona Game and Fish Department: "Living with Javelinas"

ASDM Sonoran Desert Digital Library for Kids: Search Mammals for Javelina

ASDM Sonoran Desert Especially for Kids: "Animal Fact Sheet: Javelina"

Desert USA: The Ultimate Desert Resource: "Collared Peccary"

Desert USA: Javelina QuickTime Movie

Wikipedia: "Peccary"

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Launched: February 2008
Updated: 11 June 2012