The white-lipped peccary is diurnal and lives in large herds of 50 to 300+ individuals, though sightings of up to 2,000 individuals have been reported. It is an omnivorous animal, feeding on fruits, roots, tubers, palm nuts, grasses and invertebrates.
The white-lipped peccary is found in Central America and South America. It ranges from southeast Mexico, throughout eastern Central America, to northern Argentina. The white-lipped peccary was introduced to Cuba in 1930, but possibly is no longer found there. According to the IUCN it is already extirpated in El Salvador and its range has been reduced in Mexico and Central America during the last 20 years.
- Reyna-Hurtado, R., Taber, A., Altrichter, M., Fragoso, J., Keuroghlian, A. & Beck, H. (2008). Tayassu pecari. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 6 November 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of near threatened.
- http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/details/41778/0/full Retrieved on August 5
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- Louise H. Emmons and Francois Feer, 1997 - Neotropical Rainforest Mammals, A Field Guide.
- Reyna-Hurtado, R., Taber, A., Altrichter, M., Fragoso, J., Keuroghlian, A. & Beck, H. (2008). Tayassu pecari. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 23 February 2009.