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Babirusa Skull

Babyrousa babyrussa.,The babirusa is native to several islands in Indonesia. The male of this species grows two sets of large canine tusks. The upper set of canines actually penetrates the snout vertically and are little more than ornamentation. The lower canines, however, are used in an offensive manner. Despite government protection, babirusa populations have declined in recent years, , due to over hunting and loss of habitat. The native translation for "babirusa" is pig-deer. Other Names: Pig-deer. 

*Specifications: CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Artiodactyla FAMILY: Suidae Origin: Sulawesi. 

*Skull Length: (11.5 in)


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