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Viral Video Shows How Lions Shop For Dinner…And It Looks Like Warthog Is On The Menu

I certainly hope that there are members of PETA watching the video below, because this is no Disney movie, this is the REAL DEAL about animal life (and death). Funny thing, but you never hear SQUAT from those tree-huggers about stuff like this. I mean, you never will hear any PETA members trying to convince us that predators should stop eating meat and become vegetarians.  It seems to me, that PETA doesn’t understand the first thing about animals (especially bipedal mammals).

The video below comes to us courtesy of the BBC and if I do say, it’s quite excellent, the BBC has all but led the way when it comes to wildlife documentaries, I find them not only fascinating, but quite entertaining as well.

Here’s a little bit of info on the ‘main course’ in the video courtesy of  African Wildlife Foundation:

“The warthog is a tough, sturdy animal. Males weigh 9 to 23 kilograms (20 to 50 pounds) more than females, but both are distinguished by disproportionately large heads and “warts” — thick protective pads that appear on both sides of the head. Their large tusks are unusual: the two upper tusks 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. Sparse bristles cover their body, and longer bristles form a mane from the top of the head down the spine to the middle of the back. Their long tail ends with a tuft of bristles. Warthogs characteristically carry their tails upright when they run, the tuft waving like a tiny flag.

This species takes feeding seriously. They have developed an interesting practice of kneeling on their calloused, hairy, padded knees to eat short grass. They will also use their snouts and tusks to dig for bulbs, tubers, and roots during the dry season. During the wet season, they may eat earthworms and other small invertebrates.”



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