In Africa, the warthog is a constant target for hungry predators, and for one warthog mother, “Half Tusk,” the stakes couldn’t be higher. She’s lost at least half of her litter to predators over the past four years. This year she is preparing to defend her brood from the prowess of lions, leopards and cheetahs looking to make her offspring their next meal. But she can’t watch them all the time, and the babies will have to face some challenges alone in order to survive.
Queen of the Warthogs airs on Nat Geo Wild Tuesday September 28 at 8P et/pt.
Video Preview: Having already lost one of her piglets to a cheetah, this warthog mama is ready to defend her family no matter the cost.