Javelinas at Las Lagunas

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“Man’s heart away from nature becomes hard.”  Standing Bear

Arizona Javelina are not actually wild pigs but rather belong to the peccary family. They have become accustomed to being in proximity to humans and will generally ignore people, but should not be provoked or threatened as they have been known to defend themselves with their tusks.  The average life span in the wild is about 7.5 years, although known to live as long as 25 years in captivity.  They are most active at night and exist on a diet of flowers, prickly pear cactus and plant life.  This photo created from two photos was done by Don Clemans.  You may not see Javelina at Las Lagunas, but they along with lots of other wildlife are there.

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