A peccary (also javelina or skunk pig) is a medium-sized pig-like hoofed mammal of the family Tayassuidae (New World pigs). They are found throughout Central and South America and in the southwestern area of North America. Peccaries usually measure between 3.0 and 4.3 ft in length, and a full-grown adult usually weighs about 44 to 88 lb. Peccaries, which are native to the Americas, are often confused with the pig family that originated in Afro-Eurasia, especially since some domestic pigs brought by European settlers have escaped over the years and now run wild as "razorback" hogs in many parts of the United States. In many countries, especially in the developing world, they are kept as pets, in addition to being raised on farms as a source of food for local communities.