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Collared Peccary

Scientific Name

Pecari tajacu

👀 Animal Footmark

Learn more about them below

Fun Fact!
Did you Know?!
Peccaries are social animals with a keen sense of smell, but what really sets them apart is their dental hygiene secret - they love to chew on sticks and branches, not just for fun, but to keep those pearly whites clean!

Life Span

In the wild

7-9 years

at the zoo

Up to 10-15 years



35-60 pounds


16-20 inches at the shoulder



A lot of insects and occasionally plants.


Hails from the deserts and scrublands of Central and South America

They even wanders into the southwestern United States. They love their cactus snacks and don't mind the heat!

Conservation Status

Least Concern (LC)

Learn more about their conversion status.

The IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Natur maintains the Red List, a global database assessing the conservation status of species. It's a vital tool for tracking endangered species and guiding conservation efforts.

in the twin valleys

Collared Peccary
On Map
Visit them at Brantford Nature's Getaway

Navigate to them across our 25 acres.

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Find them in Brantford