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pumbaAre you about to set off for your Africa wildlife safari? I would recommend Murchison Falls National Park as your final wildlife destination. Why? Its is magically interesting! It’s also easy to watch the smaller creatures when it comes to a game drive on your wildlife safari in Uganda in this park. On your Safari Uganda/ Visit Uganda to Murchison Falls National Park Uganda, one of the jungles of Africa that are filled with one of the celebrity animal species in the world.

Celebrity Animals in Murchison Falls National Park

This is a warthog also known as Pumba. It was impelled into celebrity by the unforgettable Pumba in Disney’s Lion King. These are one of the charming creatures that make an African safari colourful here in Uganda.

A warthogs’ scientific name is a Phacochoerus Africanus (Common warthog). Warthogs belong to the family of pigs however; they are the most feared member of the pig family. They are called warthogs because of their wart-like bumps on their large elongated face. These warts protect the hogs from protruding in their mouth. A female Warthog is called a Sow while the Male is referred to a Boar. At the moment, warthogs are not listed as endangered species.

Interestingly, Warthogs can be found in the grasslands, woodlands, and savanna regions of Sub-Saharan Africa and while on a safari in Uganda, you will encounter them in Uganda’s savannah National Parks. Let’s uncover some more interesting facts about this wild pig.

Facts About Warthogs

Want to see these precious celebrities up close?

Book your Uganda safari tour with us so we tailor for you a Uganda wildlife tour itinerary that passed through destinations where you can see warthogs. You may visit other parks like Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park for a Uganda gorilla safari, or Uganda gorilla trekking safari or decide to visit other National Parks like Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda, or Kidepo Valley National Park for a wildlife safari in Uganda. If you’re interested in Uganda day tours, we can tailor for you a 1 Day Jinja tour, 1 Day Jinja excursion, 1 Day Kampala city tour, 1 Day Ngamba Island trip, 1 Day Fishing trip and many more.