Not pretty nor graceful, but quite remarkable. Warthogs are found in South and East Sahara Africa. They are the only Pig capable of surviving in this hot climate. Male and female are distinguished by disproportionately large head; the name wart comes from the four large protrusions on the head, they are fat reserves and are also used in defence. Warthogs are immediately identifiable by pares of tusks protruding from the mouth, used for digging and defence against predators. The long tail ends with a tuft of bristles, they characteristically carry there tail upright like a flag. Warthogs trot with a springy gait, they can also run surprising fast.
Michaels sculpture has successfully captured the characteristics of the Warthog trotting along with flag like tail held aloft. He has used as little base or mount as possible to illustrate the light spring like trot of the Warthog and the large head swayed to one side with big ears cocked, always on the lookout for predators and of course a female.