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English translation: Peccary

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Spanish term or phrase:Jaguilla
English translation:Peccary
Entered by: Heather Oland
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16:13 Jul 2, 2009
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Science - Zoology / Guatemala
Spanish term or phrase: gaguilla
Any ideas on the English language equivalent for this Guatemalan jungle animal are appreciated.

Fueron devorados por animales salvajes de la selva por tigres, leones, ***gaguillas,*** otros mas que existe en la region de la Selva Petenera.

There's no further description of the critter in the text.
Heather Oland
Local time: 00:38
Peccary
Explanation:
I think this may be an error and it should be 'jagüilla' which, according to RAE, is a dangerous sort of peccary.

http://buscon.rae.es/draeI/SrvltConsulta?TIPO_BUS=3&LEMA=dis...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peccary

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Note added at 35 mins (2009-07-02 16:48:56 GMT)
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Ignore that first link. This is the one you want
http://buscon.rae.es/draeI/SrvltConsulta?TIPO_BUS=3&LEMA=jag...
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Fiona Kirton
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:38
Grading comment
Thank you very much for your assistance, and thanks to everyone for your input and references.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer



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3 +3Peccary
Fiona Kirton
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liz askew

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32 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +3
Peccary


Explanation:
I think this may be an error and it should be 'jagüilla' which, according to RAE, is a dangerous sort of peccary.

http://buscon.rae.es/draeI/SrvltConsulta?TIPO_BUS=3&LEMA=dis...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peccary

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Note added at 35 mins (2009-07-02 16:48:56 GMT)
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Ignore that first link. This is the one you want
http://buscon.rae.es/draeI/SrvltConsulta?TIPO_BUS=3&LEMA=jag...

Fiona Kirton
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:38
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thank you very much for your assistance, and thanks to everyone for your input and references.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Richard McDorman: But couldn't it just as easily be "guaguilla," which is a kind of bird? The peccary eats mainly roots, grass, seeds, and fruit (it is not a dangerous, savage beast).
3 mins

neutral  Dr. Andrew Frankland: I found that as well, but do they eat the same things as lions and tigers?
4 mins

agree  John Speese: I too would lean towards peccary (javalina, chancho, etc.) as they will eat anything they can overpower and sometimes can be dangerous. I think the bird guagilla (= abubilla) is a hoopoe, an old world sp.
25 mins

agree  liz askew: Honduras This Week Travel and Tourism One popular form of ecotourism is hiking and bird and animal watching. ... the peccary (jaguilla), deer, tepescuintle, guatusa, and tapir or danto. ... www.marrder.com/htw/mar98/travel.htm - Cached - Similar
32 mins

agree  lisandroluppo
6 hrs
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Reference information:
auna of trinidad and tobago
16 Feb 2008 ... Peccaries live in close family groups of 6 to 12. Peccaries are omnivorous, they will eat both meat and vegetation, although they prefer ...
www.birdsoftt.com/scenes info/fauna.htm - Cached - Similar

liz askew
United Kingdom
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 16
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