babirusa

animals that start with b

Babyrousa babirussa are found in Indonesia as native animals. They are wild hogs that look like a pig and a deer at the same time. These are found in the Islands Sulawesi, Sula and Buru in the tropical forests.

These animals are omnivores which means they eat mostly fruits, vegetables and sometimes nuts. The male has large curving tusks that grow upward and reach up to 30cm.

They have brown coat, rough skin and lack hair. Weigh up to 100 kg and 65 cm in shoulder length. These animals are listed as endangered and vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Today are 4000 of these animals in the wild, but because of the hunting and the habitat loss the population is declining.

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