Mating Habits of Warthogs Revealed

Mating Habits of Warthogs Revealed


Common warthogs are polygynandrous (promiscuous), which means that both males and females have multiple mates. They are seasonal breeders and rutting begins in the late rainy or early dry season. Males have two mating strategies during the rut. First is the "staying tactic", when a male stays and defends certain females. 

In the "roaming tactic", males seek out ready-to-mate females and compete for them. A dominant male will displace any other male that also tries to court his female. When a female leaves her den, the male will try to demonstrate his dominance and then follow her. When females are about to give birth, they temporarily leave their families to farrow in a separate hole. 

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Mating Habits of Warthogs Revealed


Mating Habits of Warthogs Revealed

Mating Habits of Warthogs Revealed

Mating Habits of Warthogs Revealed

Mating Habits of Warthogs Revealed

Mating Habits of Warthogs Revealed

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