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Babirusa

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The Babirusa or pig-deer, Babyrousa babyrussa, is a pig-like animal native to Indonesia. The sole member of its genus, it is typically categorized as belonging to the pig family

Its habitat is the underbrush of tropical forests and canebrakes and the shores of rivers and lakes, where its mostly-hairless, mottled-grey-and-brown hide provide it with a degree of camouflage.

The babirusa is known for its two pairs of tusks: both its upper and its lower pairs of canine teeth are greatly enlarged, and curve up and back towards the head; in fact, the upper canines of the male babirusa are so curved and enlarged that they emerge from the top of the snout.

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