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The collared peccary or javelina is known also as the musk hog because of its strong odor. Although superficially similar to pigs, peccaries belong to a different family and today are found only in the New World.
Texas, New Mexico and Arizona south to Argentina
Thickets, tropical forests, grasslands, desert, foothills, mountains
Common where found
Omnivorous: roots, leaves, eggs, berries, cactus fruit
Further information about this species may be found on the Animal Diversity Web page for collared peccary.