Living With Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Animals That Are Still Alive Today

The Babirusa

Babirusas are as prehistoric as they appear. Indonesian cave paintings date these animals as far back as 35,000 years. Unlike other boars, babirusas’ horns pierce through their skull. They have been a threatened species since 2010.

A zoo keeper applies moisturizer to a babirusa pig.
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Babirusas are the oldest living member of the pig family. There are technically four species of babirusa, with some of them having long fur. Many live in nature reserves in Indonesia, and tours can lend you a rare glimpse of this animal.