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Collared Peccary

About Collared Peccary

Piccaries are a small, pig-like animal. They have slender legs and bristly fur. Collared piccaries get their name from the band of white fur they have around their necks. In the wild, piccaries live in large herds. They have small tusks, but they are still able to fight off attacks from other animals. Collared piccaries are the most widespread of their species, living throught Central and South America and somewhat in North America. They are the only species of piccary that lives in the United States.