Wildlife Wednesday – North Sulawesi Babirusa

This interesting creature is a North Sulawesi babirusa. The name babirusa means “deer pig” in Malay, the native language of Indonesia. A wild member of the pig family, babirusas are omnivores and will eat almost anything. Only the males grow the rather bizarre looking tusks.

You can find babirusas at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Oasis.


Conservation status – vulnerable
Habitat – Indonesia

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