ja·​ve·​li·​na | \ ˌhä-və-ˈlē-nə How to pronounce javelina (audio) \

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Some of the animals housed at the center include black bear cubs, coyotes, bobcats, raccoons, javelinas, skunks, rabbits, squirrels, foxes and porcupines. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, azcentral, "Rabbits, bears and bobcats: How has the Woodbury Fire affected Arizona wildlife habitat?," 26 June 2019 Some of the animals cared for include bobcats, foxes, skunks, rabbits, black bear cubs, coyotes, bobcats, raccoons, javelinas and porcupines. USA TODAY, "Chicago cows, bras for turtles, gold rush: News from around our 50 states," 1 July 2019 Rikki held out a handful of javelina and the bear’s nose twitched. Chicago Tribune, chicagotribune.com, "Algren Award runner-up: "Am I Not Your Animal" by Matt Jones," 2 June 2018 Courtesy of Mia Kruk Mia Kruk has become accustomed to seeing everything from bobcats to javelinas in her Anthem neighborhood. Bree Burkitt, azcentral, "Bear euthanized after found roaming in Anthem neighborhood," 28 May 2018 Correction: June 19, 2018 An earlier version of this article erroneously described the javelina as a rodent. Miriam Jordan, New York Times, "Swift Frontier Justice for Migrants Brought to Federal Courts," 19 June 2018 Big game animals, as defined by state law, include wild turkey, deer, elk, antelope, bighorn sheep, bison, javelina, bear and mountain lion. Dustin Gardiner, azcentral, "10 Arizona laws that actually exist: Private armies, food-wasting ban, windshield repairs," 27 June 2018 Hits were the javelina (a not very attractive feral pig), bighorn sheep and the gray fox. Joe Drape, New York Times, "On an Arizona Road Trip, Miles of Family Firsts," 12 June 2018 Coyotes, birds of prey, javelinas, bobcats, raccoons and opossums are among the animals at the facility. Angel Mendoza, azcentral, "Injured owl now in rehab after trapping Arizona teen in car," 12 May 2018

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First Known Use of javelina

1822, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for javelina

American Spanish jabalina, from Spanish, feminine of jabalí wild boar, from Arabic jabalī

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