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Dutch biologist Marc van Roosmalen has expanded the list of known peccary species to four following his "discovery" of the giant peccary, aka Pecari maximus, in the basin of the Rio Aripuanã in the south eastern Amazon. According to the Telegraph, van Roosmalen came across the world's largest peccary during "routine field …


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  1. Dan


    Wtf is a peccary?

    Why is Lester writing this?

    "16 years for keeping orphaned monkeys in a refuge"?

    What's going on?

  2. Christopher Rogers
    IT Angle


    So basically as the rest of us find out about this species, the locals could tell ya what it tastes like? Talk about being one step ahead....they have the right to be more smug than Mac fanboys...

  3. Nick Pettefar

    My peccary doesn't smell

    Why, doesn't it have a nose?

    If you crossed it with an armadillo, would you get a peccadillo?

    Has anyone seen my jacket?

  4. Sean Aaron

    wtf is a peccary? I'll tell you.

    It's a suid.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    A Peccary

  6. Anonymous Coward

    I couldn't resist...

    "My peccary doesn't have a nose." "Really, how does he smell?" "He doesn't!"

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    anon delivers

    anon always delivers

    I still don't care though.

  8. Anonymous Coward

    Oscar Wilde confusion.

    " and the fact that it doesn't smell. "

    Oscar Wilde was once on a train, sharing a compartment with a rather posh woman.

    "Sir," she said, "You smell".

    "No, madam," replied Oscar, "*You* smell. I /stink/".

    So, this pessary, I mean peccary. Does it not smell, or does it not stink?

    I've used the coat icon. It's not for me, it's for any followup who tries to make a joke about Oscar Wilde and a giant pecker.

  9. Kenneth Chan

    Mmmmm Peccary

    Yea, but how do they taste?

  10. J


    I should have written "similar" to wild pig (it's actually a different family, but I wanted to give an idea of what it looks like). Just to keep the pedants (like me) at bay...

  11. Anonymous Coward


    You have to ask? Chicken, of course....

  12. George Brown


    'It turns out to be their most hunted animal.'

    Who needs mates like that?

  13. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Not to be confused

    with the giant scentless pessary.

  14. Anonymous Coward
    IT Angle

    But how to you shove it in there?

    Visions of a well lubricated yet scentless pig being inserted into cavities .. ahh El Reg delivers again!

  15. Colin Sharples

    Endangered species?

    I'm not surprised it's endangered if it lacks "rooting behaviour"...

    [Sorry, that one only works in Oz/NZ]

  16. Nick

    @ Nick Pettefar

    Sorry, your impecable jacket has been burned, along with the armoire.

  17. yeah, right.


    He was keeping monkeys in cages? So that's the IT angle, is it? Why didn't you just say he was running a support desk for Microsoft?

  18. Mike

    Oh dear...

    Cross breed it with a banana and a Dachsund and you get a banana daccary?

    Taxi for one...

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