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The Chacoan Peccary has special adaptations for the dry conditions of the Chaco, including large nasal sinuses to prevent dust inhalation and slim legs for easier access through dense forests.
Weight: 65 to 88 pounds; Head to body length: 35 to 43 inches; Tail length: 1 to 4 inches
Cacti, fruit, roots and herbs. To obtain essential minerals they lick and eat mineral-rich soil from naturally occurring salt licks
: Areas of low rainfall and high temperature, restricted to the driest parts of the Gran Chaco terrain
Range in the Wild
: Dry Chaco of Western Paraguay, Southeastern Bolivia and Northern Argentina
Listed as Endangered. Rapidly declining population due to habitat loss and over-hunting.
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