The peccary is a species of mammal in the Suidae family that is found in North, Central, and South America. They are commonly referred to as javelina, saíno or báquiro, although these terms are also used to describe other species in the family.
The peccary stands around 0.5 meters at the shoulders and it is about 1-1.5 meters long. It weighs between 16 and 27 kilograms.
Peccaries are diurnal creatures that live in groups of one to 20 individuals.
They frequently sleep at night in burrows made under the roots of trees. Although they usually ignore humans, they will react if they feel threatened.
Peccaries normally feed on fruit, roots, tubers, palm nuts, herbs, invertebrates and small vertebrates. In areas inhabited by humans, they will also consume cultivated crops and ornamental plants.