Babirusa Babyrousa celebensis

Babirusa
Babirusa
Babirusa
The Babirusa is native to Indonesia (where the name babirusa means pig-deer). It is a wild pig with some deer-like traits. Formerly a single species, B. babyrussa, it was split into 4 regional species in 2002; shown is the northern Sulawesi babirusa. The male has two pairs of curling tusks which are used for fighting and often grow to curl back into the face causing self-injury. The female and young (shown) have no tusks. It is threatened by hunting and destruction of its forest habitat.