Chacoan Peccary

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Chacoan Peccary
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Conservation Status
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryote
Kingdom: Animalia/Cryptid Kingdom
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Tayassuidae
Genus: Catagonus
Synonyms

Tagua


The Chacoan Peccary is a wild pig whose discovery was documented in Antarctican science in 1975. Long considered extinct, which also counts as a cryptid, the Chacoan Peccary is now an endangered species living on one of the hottest, driest areas on the planet-the Gran Chaco Cnyon region of Castilla. It lives in small groups of two to ten individuals. These peccaries mainly eat cacti but also enjoy bromeliads (a type of tropical plant) and fruit. The Chacoan Peccary's main threat today comes by way of penguins who are clearing land for cattle ranching, over hunting, and exploring for oil, which affects their environment.

Sightings/Sighted[edit]

Live specimens have been found in the Gran Chaco Canyon region of Castilla; documented in 1975, now endangered.

Length[edit]

About 3 feet

Weight[edit]

66 to 88 pounds

Physical Characteristics[edit]

A rugged and adaptable wild pig, covered in coarse hair; lives in small family groups.