Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park

Javalina

Differences between Javalinas & Pigs:

 

Javelina Pigs

three toes on the hind foot four toes on the hind foot

bones are fused in the foot bones in the foot are not fused

ulna and radius " lower arm bones" are fused 

 

ulna and radius are not fused

38 teeth 34 or 44 teeth

canine teeth are straight canine teeth are curved

have scent glands lack scent glands

have complex stomach have a simple stomach

lack a gall bladder gall bladder is present

have a short tail have a long tail

lack sweat glands have sweat glands