Giant Peccary Discovered

by JGordon on Nov. 12th, 2007

A non-giant Peccary: Photo courtesy of deadeyebart a.k.a. Brett on flickr.com.
A non-giant Peccary: Photo courtesy of deadeyebart a.k.a. Brett on flickr.com.
Scientists have just recently confirmed the discovery of a new species in the Amazon region - the Giant Peccary.

Peccaries are New World members of the pig family, and the Giant Peccary, as the name would suggest, is the largest of them (it weighs in around 90 pounds).

The discovery of large species is always kind of a big deal, because we tend to have a hard time believing that they could have escaped notice for so long. I expect Bigfoot is right around the corner. Expect an announcement by the end of the week.

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Anonymous says:

Giant Peccary's are very cute. Please post my comment.

posted on Tue, 11/27/2007 - 12:45pm

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