Friday Fact: Warthogs

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How does a warthog keep cool in the heat?

Warthogs do not have thick skins and can get very hot. They have to roll in the mud to bring their body temperature down. The mud not only cools them, it also protects them against the sun and against insect bites.

Rhino, elephant and buffalo use the same method.

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A rather “clean” female warthog. – Spotted at Okonjima near Otjiwarongo

 

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Namibian born and raised, I am the owner Mariette du Toit Photography - where I share photos of the beautiful people I capture in my unique Namibian documentary style and Travelling Namibia where I share travelling tips with travellers across the globe through reviews on the lodges and campsites that I visit.

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