Collared Peccary A relative of the warthog and sometimes called the ‘ javelin’ or ‘javelin-a.’ Found in wet and dry tropical forests, chaparral and grasslands of the La Pampa province of Argentina, Central America and the southwestern United States. The collared peccary has a piglike snout, a large head and shoulders with small legs and hoofed feet.
They stand about two feet tall and have a grizzly like gray and brown bristly fur. They are easily distinguished by a grayishwhite band of fur around the neck. In addition, they have small, straight tusks and unlike their relative the warthog, they only have tusks in the lower jaw which they use for digging.