10 FUN FACTS ABOUT THE BABIRUSA

THE CREATURE FEATURE Article found at: https://www.wired.com/2014/05/the-creature-feature-10-fun-facts-about-the-babirusa/BABIRUSAS ARE NO ordinary pigs. Found in the swamps and rainforests of Indonesian islands, babirusas have barrel-shaped bodies balanced on delicate, deer-like legs. The most well-known species of babirusa is distinguished by its naked body and massive, curving tusks. Read on to meet this strange and charismatic oinker. 1. Babirusas are native to the Indonesian islands of Sulawesi, Togian, Sula, and Buru. Humans first colonized Sulawesi approximately 30,000 years ago and soon began hunting and eating babirusas. It’s thought that humans introduced babirusas to Sulu and Buru — although given the babirusa’s swimming prowess, it’s also conceivable … Continue reading 10 FUN FACTS ABOUT THE BABIRUSA