It is also known as the Javelina, Tayaussa or the Musk Hog.
They are called Javelina because of their razor-sharp tusks, Spanish for javelin or spear.
You may smell a peccary before you see it.
The prickly pear is ideal food for the Collared Peccary due to its high water content.
Collared Peccary have poor eyesight and good hearing.