An exciting and unlikely sighting of a warthog and an African fish eagle battling it out marked the onset of the “short rains” —the season extending from October to December, here at Mpala, the home of African wildlife on Explore. A juvenile African fish eagle could be seen defending the catch of the day when a warthog sought to
Puumba Gets a Bad Rap!
While not the prettiest by conventional standards, a warthog’s head only appears to be covered in warts. They’re actually “protective bumps” that come in handy when guarding a burrow entrance with just their heads and tusks. (Read more at NatGeo.) See more from our African Wildlife album at explore.org.