Or put another way: skunk pig. This name refers to the dorsal gland, which looks like a navel. It sprays a strong-smelling secretion from this gland. Thereby, they keep intruders at bay.
Did you know?
- Chacoan peccaries were believed to be extinct. In 1972, they were rst rediscovered in Paraguay.
- When danger threatens, they loudly chatter with their teeth.
- Adult animals raise their hair on the back, when they feel threatened.