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The Visayan Warty Pig is a critically endangered and marvellously barmy pig found in a few patches of two islands in the Philippines.
That's the thing about males... we'll compete over ANYTHING! If you can't boast about how amazing and great you are, boast about how incredibly rubbish you are, instead. Or how you almost lost a leg last week because THAT'S how bad your flu was.
Ayyyy! It's The Fonz: The Later Years!
Despite the name, warts aren't a huge problem for the Visayan Warty Pig. The males have 3 pairs of them but they're quite small and might help protect their face from the tusks of rivals. I wonder if fights only break out after strenuous hairstyle comparison indicates that they're equally cool?
If all goes well, the male will be able to go about with several females in tow. Just don't touch the hair. These females are about 1m (3.3 ft) long, males somewhat larger.
Visayan Warty Piglets
Around 3 piglets are born somewhere between January and March. They're adorable, bundles of energy and won't reach maturity for 2 or 3 years...
But once they do, it's glorious!