Is the peccary endangered?



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    Yes and no. There are three species of peccaries: the collared peccary, the white-lipped pecarry, and the Chacoan peccary. All are very similar to each other in terms of appearance and basic traits (tusks, etc). However, the collared peccary is very common, living throughout the southern deserts of the US southward to Patagonia. The white-lipped peccary a slightly darker and larger one that the collared, is not endangered either, though through habitat destruction in central and south America, it could be come endangered. The Chacoan peccary is  endangered though. These are very large creatures, weighing over 40kg, and live only in the dry Chacoan region of South America. Their habitat is severely threatened by hunting and clearing of its habitat for pasture. Scientists actually believed they were extinct for a while, and now believe they’re only numbered in the 5,000s.

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    Yes, the Chacoan peccary was listed as “Endangered” in 1994 by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Its population is in decline due to habitat loss and overhunting in its native habitat of Argentina and Paraguay. 

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