The warthog is a member of the pig family that lives in grassland, Savannah and woodland in sub-Saharan Africa. The common name comes from the four large, wart-like protrusions found on the head of the warthog, which serve as a fat reserve and are used for defense when males fight.
The warthog is identifiable by the two pairs of tusks protruding from the mouth and curving upwards. The upper pair can grow up to 25cm long and are used for digging, fighting and in defense against predators. The head of the warthog is large with a main that goes down the spine to the middle of the back.