Captive Javelina enjoy a fairly long life span with the oldest recorded by the Arizona Game and Fish Department as a sow of 21 years! Texas Parks & Wildlife Department researchers recorded a wild sow at 15 years of age.
Ageing Javelina by Teeth Wear
Javelina have all their adult teeth by approximately 21 months of age. The following chart was adapted from information extracted from hunter check station data for adult Javelina (Sowls, L.K. 1961).
Young Javelina (above)
Old Javelina (7+Years)
Javelina lower jaw pictures courtesy of Amanda Moors - CouesWhitetail.com
Javelina lower jaws. Picture courtesy of Amanda Moors - CouesWhitetail.com
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