5.15.2009

5 O'Clock Shadow


I do not know the name of this hairy hog - do you?  He can be found at The San Diego Zoo!

15 comments:

Frank said...

That is one starnge (ugly) beast. I know he (or is it she?) can't help it, but I hope I never bump into it in the night.

Jacob said...

Of course I do: Harry the hog.

Cute! Looks just like my uncle Gust.

frenchie4moi said...

Jacob - you are sooo bad.

Cezar and Léia said...

funny Mr. Jacob !!!! LOL
hello dear Nancy! Sorry for this late time, I was out all day long but what a great surprise here! This little friend is soooo cute!
When I saw its picture I thought "I have never seen this kind of animal" , and then I read your post.Looks like you could hear my thoughts!
Funny !
Léia

Jacob said...

Frenchie4moi - I certainly hope so! ;-))

Barb said...

funny pic....Barb

~Cheryl said...

You have the perfect title! :)

Anonymous said...

Bearded pigs get their name from the yellowish whiskers on the side of the face and over the bridge of the nose. These form the "beard" after which this pig is named. The latin word Sus means ‘pig’ and barbatus means ‘bearded’.

In the wild, the main predators of Bearded pigs are tiger, leopard, clouded leopard, python and humans.

When the piglets are born they have a stripy coat. This acts as camouflage and helps to protect them from predation as they hide in the bushes.

Where they live -
Malaysia and the islands of Sumatra and Borneo in Asia.

Habitat -
Tropical forest and mangroves

What they eat -
Fruits, roots, earthworms and carrion (dead meat) - yummy!

Babzy said...

what a strange animal, diversity of nature is so wide !

AB said...

Oh yes, great beard!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

this is an interesting creature. great shot. thanks for your comments on my site. I have my nightscape series going for the next few days. I have a saguaro at night painted with light on long exposure up today and will have moon photos up for the next three days.

Snapshutter said...

That is one ugly pig, pun intended. Maybe time to stop eating pork :)

frenchie4moi said...

Thanks Anonymous for the facts on the hairy hog!

Lois said...

I've never seen one of these before! He's so ugly that he's kind of cute!

Cezar and Léia said...

Is this thing yummy?!?!?