If our logo doesn’t give it away, Javelina are animals similar to wild pigs. They are termed Collared Peccary, and live throughout the southwestern United States.

Javelina

Main Entry: ja·ve·li·na
Pronunciation: "hav-uh-LEE-na"
Function: noun
Date: 1822

 

 

Appearance

Adult Javelina generally weigh 35 to 60 lbs, the male being slightly heavier than the female. Newborn Javelina weigh about one pound. They are tan to brownish in color with a reddish dorsal stripe. The salt and pepper appearance of adults is due to whitish bands on the black hairs. These hairs are up to six inches long, with the mane being blackest, and longest. In the winter, the coat is very dense and dark and the "collar" is visible. In summer, the Javelina sheds hair. The shorter hairs are lighter and the collar frequently is not visible.

Members of Javelina Software do not like to disclose their weight, but in general we are heavier than our animal counterpart. We have hair of all different colors with a wide variety of styles. Hair can exceed 6 inches in length, but mostly framed around the face. Some hair types are affected by the seasons, with some experiencing great wild, frizzy hair in the rainy season.

Food Source

Javelina are opportunistic feeders. Eating flowers, fruits, nuts, berries, bulbs, and most succulent plants. Prickly pear cactus makes up the major portion of the diet.

Also opportunistic feeders, members of Javelina Software thrive on almost anything. At a recent Customer Advisory Meeting, Javelina were seen eating both plants and animal foods. It is not rare to see one of us enjoying a beverage or two with our extended family of users!

Offspring

Two is the most common number of young. Unlike other animals, the Javelina does not lick the offspring at birth, but rolls or tumbles it. The young are precocial, following their mothers shortly after birth and are usually weaned at six weeks. The average life span is seven or eight years. Predation on Javelina is common from mountain lions and bobcats. Coyotes and golden eagles are effective predators of juvenile Javelina.

Javelina Software, LLC has numerous offspring, typically called "products" that were all rolled out into the world with great care. Unlike other companies, Javelina builds its offspring through constant communication with its extended family, users. We believe in the philosophy that all products that leave the comfortable confines of the test lab, are coddled through a period of refinement and rigid exercise. We’re grateful to our extended "beta" family for being so generous with their time and resources to ensure our young grow to full maturity.

Territory

Javelina are herd animals with herd sizes averaging 8 to 9 animals. Territories are set up using droppings and the dorsal scent gland to mark these areas. Aggressive displays will be made to intruding javelina. Territory size varies with the productivity of the habitat, but averages about 750 acres.

Javelina Software is extending its habitat throughout the world! Our offspring have been seen in many countries throughout Europe and the United States. With the launch of a new offspring in 2011, we’ll be extending and marking our territory with quality software everywhere.


Information about Javelina has been supplied by:
Arizona Game & Fish Department
2221 W. Greenway Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85023-4399
(602) 942-3000