Warthog Rooting Miniature on Blackwood Base

The warthog, with its lumpy face, has an appeal all of its own; often seen in small family groups grazing on their front knees, warthogs stick their skinny tails straight up in the air when alarmed and trot briskly away in a line.

Sterling Silver sculpture: Height 3.5cm x Length 7.5cm including base

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Warthog Rooting Miniature on Blackwood Base. Male warthogs have two pairs of warts on their faces; the females have one pair. Both have lovely moustaches that enhance and offset their sharp tusks – the top pair of tusks curves up, but the lower tusks grow straight out and are honed to a keen edge by constant rubbing on the top pair. Warthogs favour the open savannah and are active by day and sleep in burrows at night. They will take over abandoned aardvark holes, although they are capable of digging their own burrows. The warthog guards his family by backing tail-first into his burrow and defending the entrance with his large tusks.


Item code: 101-742

Made by hand in Zimbabwe

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