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Red River Hog
With a bumpy face and small, sharp tusks, the red river hog is the most brightly colored of all wild pigs. Mainly nocturnal, they are great swimmers and can hold their breath for a long time. They are Africa’s smallest swine.
Omnivorous, eating roots, tubers, grass, eggs, and even small mammals, birds and reptiles. Can cause problems for agricultural concerns as they love to root about the soil in search of food.
Rainforests, near rivers and swamps.
As it is a species of least concern, no efforts are underway.
- A long time ago, the red river hog was considered to be an orange colored bushpig!
Animalia, Chordata, Mammalia, Cetartiodactyla, Artiodactyla, Suidae
Place of Birth
Up to 250 pounds
Red with black legs and white face