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The Babirusa (Babyrousa babyrussa)
The babirusa is known only from Sulawesi (B. b. celebensis), some of the Togian Islands (B. b. togeanensis), the Sula Islands and Buru (B. b. babyrussa). Two extinct forms, one fossil and one recent (B. b. bolabatuensis), ...
The Bearded Pig (Sus barbatus)
Status categories 2-3 - the nominate subspecies from Borneo, S. b. barbatus, is still widespread but declining in numbers; the western subspecies from Peninsular Malaysia and Sumatra, S. b. oi, and the eastern subspecies ...
Notes on the behaviour of Sulawesi Warty pigs (Sus celebensis) in North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
(Malaysian Nature Society, 1996)
The behavior of 13 groups of Sulawesi pigs was observed and filmed at a 'salt-lick' and a wallow in Northern Sulawesi, Indonesia. The group size ranged from one to six animals. In proportion to the reported population size ...
Group Structure and Behaviour of Babirusa (Babyrousa babyrussa) in Northern Sulawesi
(CSIRO publishing, 1995)
Studies were carried out at two ‘salt-licks’ in lowland tropical forest on North Sulawesi, Indonesia. During 60 days of observation 586 sightings of babirusa were made comprising 161 of adult males, 155 of adult females, ...
The Sulawesi Warty Pig (Sus celebensis)
S. celebensis is a medium sized pig which is common in north, central and eastern Sulawesi, but it is now scarce in south Sulawesi and may be extinct on nearby Selayar Island, both of which areas have been largely deforested. ...
Veterinary studies and captive propagation.
(Filander: Furth, 1995)
Veterinarians have been associated with the care of zoo animals either directly or as an adjunct to their normal veterinary pratice for a number of years
Behaviour of the babirusa (Babyrousa babyrussa) with suggestions for husbandry.
The babirusa is a remarkable pig, endemic on the Indonesian islands of Sulawesi, Buru and the smaller Sula and Togian islands. The single species of the genus is divisable into three living subspecies: Babyrousa babyrussa ...
Gastrointestinal anatomy, diet selection and digestion in mammals: a brief overview.
(Filander: Furth, 1995)
One of the challenges zoos face when housing little-know exotic animals is the provision of an adequate diet. The success of such diets is dependant, among other things, on knowledge of the functional anatomy of the digestive ...
Anatomy and histology of the babirusa (Babyrousa babyrussa) stomach.
Stomachs from six adults and one 12-month old babirusa (Babyrousa babyrussa)were collected from zoological gardens. The babirusa stomach was larger than that of the domestic pig (Sus scrofa), and possessed a large diverticulum ...
Ploughing behaviour of the babirusa (Babyrousa babyrussa) suggests a scent marking function
A unique form of behaviour, 'ploughing behaviour', was studied in experiments carried out on 13 babirusa, three adult males, two sub-adult males, five adult females and three sub-adult females. Ploughingbehaviour was ...