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Javelina

Genus
Tayassu
Species
tajacu
Life Span
10 years in the wild, 25 years in captivity
Geographic Range
Found in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, then southward through Mexico, Central America, and into northern Argentina
Offspring
1-2 reds
Conservation Status
Least concern
Fun Fact
In order to help identify territory and each other, the javelina uses a scent gland on the top of their rumps which they will rub on each other, trees, rocks, etc. Unlike most new mothers, javelina’s will not lick their new offspring clean. Instead they will roll or tumble it.