Giant Warthog

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Giant Warthog
Giant Warthog.png
Details
Latin name: Metridiochoerus
Temperament: Irascible Threat
Habitat(s): Jungle, Great Lake, Woodland, Savanna
Item(s)
 • SenseIcon Carcass.png Mammal Meat
 • SenseIcon HardBone.pngHard Bone


The Giant Warthog is a wildlife item and an irascible threat animal.

Behavior[edit | edit source]

The Enemy Warthog.png Giant Warthog is the first Irascible Threat you encounter in the game. They can be found in the Region Jungle Icon.png Jungle, Region Great Lake Icon.png Great Lake, Region Woodland Icon.png Woodland, and Region Savanna Icon.png Savanna regions.

Combat[edit | edit source]

The Giant Warthog is a medium small animal that can appear alone but can be found in a small group. Don't let their size fool you! Warthogs tend to forage around a small area and if you enter their territory they get very defensive. Care should be taken if you decide to engage in combat with one of these animals as you may be swarmed by a pack of them from all sides. The Warthog uses their body size and medium speed to rush you for blunt force trauma to inflict Injury minor ico.png Injury major ico.png Injury. Being a medium small animal, it easier to Intimidate ico 128.png intimidate a single animal but a pack is much harder. It is recommended to do so holding weapons or with a group of hominids.

If you do decide to attack, use the best weapons you can acquire. It is recommended to use SenseIcon SharpStick.pngSharpened Sticks first, MindIcon Stick.pngSticks next, and as a last resort rocks or hard tools. The more damage you can do from a distance, the better. Being a medium small animal, it may take several strikes to kill this animal.

Carcass[edit | edit source]

The Enemy Warthog carcass.png Giant Warthog Carcass provides SenseIcon Carcass.png Mammal Meat and SenseIcon HardBone.pngHard Bone when it is Butcher ico 128.pngbutchered. The carcass can be butchered two times. To butcher a carcass more than once, all the items dropped from the previous butchering must be picked up.

Interactions with Other Animals[edit | edit source]

When different animals get in close proximity to each other, they can attack and kill each other. Animals can fight each other on their own or you can cause them to move nearer to each other to initiate combat. Some of these methods are intimidation to scare them towards another animal, have them chase you and you run past another animal, or perform a dodge and the animal runs towards another animal.

When animals fight each other, a cut-scene will play showing one animal attacking and killing the other. There are a large number of Evolution Feats that deal specifically with trying to cause animals to fight and kill each other.

The Giant Warthog while being a medium small animal is a formidable foe. In packs, warthogs can be quite dangerous. The warthog doesn't seek out combat due to its size but it can hold its own against some animals it interacts with. If it can't defeat an enemy, it will tend to run away.

Can Kill[edit | edit source]

The Giant Warthog doesn't go after other animals. It may fend off an attack from another animal and kill that animal but doesn't seek out combat.

Can Be Killed By[edit | edit source]

The Giant Warthog can be killed by a number of animals.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The giant warthog or Metridiochoerus is an extinct genus in the pig family indigenous to the Pliocene and Pleistocene of Africa.
  • Metridiochoerus was a large animal, 1.5 metres (4.9 ft) in length, resembling a giant warthog. It had two large pairs of tusks which were pointed sideways and curved upwards. Based on the complicated, knobbly pattern of the creature's molars, Metridiochoerus is considered to have been an omnivore.
  • Warthogs live in the grasslands and savanna woodlands of Africa. They prefer open areas, and are found on Mount Kilimanjaro at an elevation of 3,000 meters (9,843 feet), according to ADW. Desert warthogs are found in eastern Africa — in parts of Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia. Warthogs live in dens made by aardvarks. They don't fight for the holes, though. Warthogs are generally passive and look for already abandoned dens to make their homes.
  • Warthogs are often perceived as vicious animals that attack and eat prey. Actually, warthogs are omnivores, which means they eat vegetation and a bit of small animals, according to ADW. A warthog's diet includes roots, berries, bark, bulbs, grass, plants and insects. During times of scarcity, warthogs may also eat meat, but they don't hunt. They munch on dead animals, worms or bugs they find as they forage.
  • Baby warthogs are called piglets. Piglets weigh around 1 to 2 lbs. (450 to 900 grams) at birth
  • Warthogs can run up to 30 mph (48 km/h). Their speed helps them outrun predators. They zoom right to their dens and enter rear first, with their tusks sticking out of the entrance for added security. During the rare times a warthog decides to face an attacker instead of hiding in their den, it will slash at the attacker with its tusks and bite with its sharp teeth. Oxpeckers and other birds ride on warthogs and eat insects off their bodies. Warthogs will also wallow in mud to get rid of insects...