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White-lipped Peccary

(Tayassu pecari)

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Identification:

Black or brown pig-like animal with long, coarse hair; white lower cheek and throat; to 92 to 110cm (36 to 43in). This species regulated for conservation purposes. (Puerco de Monte, Cariblanco).

Habitat:

Low and middle elevation wet and dry forests in protected areas; day active.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
La Amistad National Park.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Rincón de La Vieja National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.
Tortuguero National Park.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.


White-lipped Peccary (Tayassu pecari), Costa Rica