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African scrimshaw warthog tusks - Elephants
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African Scrimshaw Warthog Tusk - Elephants

$59-00

Region: South Africa

Material: Warthog tusks

Size: 20cm (L)

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African scrimshaw warthog tusks

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A selection of unique hand carved African scrimshaw Warthog tusks. The Scrimshaw Warthog tusk originates from Zimbabwe and can be found with a variety of African animals on the front side of the tusk. If you are looking for a particular design let us know and we will see what we an do for you. A sort after ornament for any home.

These warthog tusks have been Scrimshawed which is a crafts technique that is used to sketch onto the front side of the tusk by actually scratching the surface of the warthog tusk and then adding color. These Scrimshaw warthog tusks are free standing and either have a brass or wooden holder attached to the base to hold the warthog tusk up.

All these tusks have been collected from game reserves and there has been no illegal gather of these tusks The warthog tusks are measured following the curve We have a selection of other African Warthog tusks.

All sizes listed are approximate. The warthog tusk you purchase and receive may differ just slightly in size, look, and/or pattern from the warthog tusk shown in the picture because of the nature African animal tusk each tusk is unique. We are registered with KZN Wildlife in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa who are our local conservation authorities in our area, we obtain any documentation needed from them for any items that is needed for your country. You can feel assured that you have bought from a legal, registered trader.

If you are looking for other African game skulls or horns return to our main African animal skulls page

Other styles available below or on our main skull horns page

Scrimshaw Warthog Tusk - Zebra
Scrimshaw Warthog Tusk - Zebra

$59-00

Region: South Africa

Material: Warthog tusks

Size: 20cm (L)

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Scrimshaw Warthog Tusk - Rhinos
Scrimshaw Warthog Tusk - Rhino

$59-00

Region: South Africa

Material: Warthog tusks

Size: 20cm (L)

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Scrimshaw Warthog Tusk - Big 5 animals
Scrimshaw Warthog Tusk - big 5 animals

$59-00

Region: South Africa

Material: Warthog tusks

Size: 20cm (L)

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African Carved Warthog Tusk
African Carved Warthog Tusk

$69-00

Region: South Africa

Material: Warthog tusks

Size: 20cm - 28cm (L)

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Facts about this animal

The warthog is a large species of pig that are found in moist and arid savannas. They avoid rain forests, deserts, and high mountains. Neither graceful nor beautiful, warthogs are however, remarkable animals. They are the only pigs able to live in areas without water for several months of the year.

The warthog is named after the two sets of tusks that are found on the face of the warthog. Warthogs use their tusks both for fighting off unwanted predators and other competing male warthogs, and the warthogs also use these tusks for digging in the dirt for grubs and insects.

They are remarkable for their strength, intelligence, and flexibility! Unlike many of their African counterparts, they are not endangered. This is because they are so skilled at adapting to new threats. For example, most warthogs like to forage during the light of the morning and early evening. But if they live in an area where people hunt them, they switch to foraging at night.

The face is fairly flat and the snout elongated. Eyes set high on the head enables the warthog to keep a lookout for predators even when it lowers its head to feed on short grass. The warthogs large tusks are unusual: The two upper ones emerge from the sides of the snout to form a semicircle; the lower tusks at the base of the uppers are worn to a sharp cutting edge.

Warthogs are not picky about their homes, either. Instead of digging their own burrows, they find abandoned aardvark holes or natural burrows for homes. This is where they raise their young, sleep, and hide from predators. They usually back into the burrow, so they can use their sharp tusks to scare off any animal that bothers them. Burrows also protect them from temperature extremes. It may be hot at high noon or freezing in the middle of the night above ground, but the warthog remains comfy it its burrow.

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Scientific classification

  • Swahili Name: Ngiri
  • Scientific Name: Phacochoerus aethiopicus
  • Size: 75cm at shoulder
  • Weight: 55 - 110 kgs
  • Lifespan: 12 -15 years
  • Habitat: Savanna and open grasslands
  • Diet: Grazer
  • Gestation: 6 months
  • Predators: Lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, hunting dogs

Conservation status: Least concern / abundant

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