Nocturnal activity of common warthog in Rimoi Game Reserve, central Kenya

Yvonne A. de Jong & Thomas M. Butynski
Eastern Africa Primate Diversity and Conservation Program,

Common warthog Phacochoerus africanus are the smallest of the diurnal bare-skinned large mammals (adult males ≈ 80 kg; adult females ≈ 56 kg). Partly due to their sparse cover of hair and low body fat, they are intolerant of cold and hot air temperatures. They avoid the warmer periods of the day by resting in the shade, mud-wallowing (Figure 1), or retreating to a burrow (Cumming, 2013; Butynski & De Jong, 2018). Although typically diurnal, the odd record exists of common warthog being active at night.

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