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Pigs with curly horns!
and so much more...
Those curly horns are actually tusks! But why they grow that way remains a mystery, scientists have yet to understand what they are used for. Hypothesis range from combat to mating display purposes but have yet to be proven.
Babirusa live ONLY on the islands of Indonesia- Sulawesi, Togian, Sula and Buru. Their population has decreased to only an estimated 10,000 and are categorized as Vulnerable by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). They are threatened by habitat loss and illegal poaching.
These unique looking animals live in the forests of Indonesia.
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