Wide-Eyed Primates and Wild Warthogs
By Yvonne de Jong & Tom Butynski
Posted on the National Geographic Explorers Journal on August 1, 2014
There are two species of warthog (Kiswahili name ‘ngiri’) and both occur in Kenya; the common warthog (Phacochoerus africanus) and the desert warthog (Phacochoerus aethiopicus). As mentioned in our earlier blogs (e.g., ‘Quest for Kenya´s Desert Warthog‘), our mission during this project is to better understand the biogeography and ecology of the desert warthog, one of Africa’s least known large mammals. During this project we also, opportunistically, collected data on other large mammals—particularly the primates.
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