Dry Season, 1995. Warthogs: "They are so ugly; they're cute!" This typical tourist reaction does seem to sum up this animal's appeal. Their name is derived from the wart-like growths on either side of its face. Their most endearing habit is the way their thin tufted tail sticks straight up in the air like antennae when they run. Warthogs live in family groups called "sounders" and feed mainly on grass. Photo by Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Susan Ross.