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Warthogs mating. (Phacochoerus africanus) Near Mkuze, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Photo by Hal BrindleyWarthog

(Phacochoerus africanus)

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! These two warthogs were looking for love and found it in South Africa.

Warthogs are definitely one of my favorite creatures in Africa. While Cristina and I were volunteering as wildlife monitors in South Africa, dozens of warthogs would show up each day and “mow” the lawn around our house on the reserve. After a couple months they became very comfortable with us. So comfortable that they even performed their mating rituals right outside our door!

Photo: Warthogs mating. Near Mkuze, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa