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The Smart Way Warthogs Keep Insects at Bay

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Warthogs love a good roll in the mud - known as 'wallowing' - which keeps them cool. But to protect themselves from insects, warthogs turn to another creature to help out: the mongoose.

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Forget what you think you know about pigs. These remarkable animals have talents we're only beginning to understand. See how pigs have conquered nearly every habitat on Earth, thanks to their remarkable senses, intelligence, and adaptability. From the islands of Indonesia to the beaches of the Bahamas to the frozen tundra of Siberia, meet eight-inch pygmy hogs, cheetah-avoiding warthogs, domesticated pigs with super senses, and more.

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