Warthogs are animals that appear in The Lion King universe.
In Real Life
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Warthogs are omnivorous swines that are closely related to pigs, boars, and hogs.
The warthog is a durable animal. Males weigh 20-50 pounds more than females, but both are distinguished by their disproportionately large heads and “warts” which are protective pads that appear on both sides of the head. The warthog's large tusks are unusual:
The two upper ones emerge from the sides of the snout to form a semicircle; the lower tusks at the base of the uppers are worn to a sharp cutting edge. Prick-like bristles cover the warthog's body, although longer bristles form a mane from the top of the head down the spine to the middle of the back. The long tail ends with a tuft of bristles. The warthog characteristically carries its tail upright when it runs.
Appearances in Fanfiction
- Mody and Dacey's Tickle Frenzy
- Timon's Jungle Tickle Torment
- The Lion Guard: Love Always Finds a Way
- The Lion Guard: The Future BLOOPERS
- Warthogs eat meat, something considered when the designers for Timon and Pumbaa decided to put the two together, stating they "took some great measures" to make their friendship work.