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Tayassuidae - peccaries

Collared PeccaryThere are three species in this family and they are found in the southwestern United States, Mexico, and Central and South America. They are similar in appearance to pigs, but they are covered in grayish-brown fur. They have sloping foreheads; barrel-shaped bodies; small eyes; and long, mobile snouts. Peccaries are social animals and live in groups that range from a few animals to a few hundred animals. The are omnivores.

Endangered in NH Endangered in NH

Threatened in NH Threatened in NH

introduced Introduced

Endangered in the US Endangered in US

Threatened in the US Threatened in US

breeds in NH Breeds in NH

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Collared Peccary