Red River Hogs have a rust colored hue with a white stripe down their back. They are most active at dawn or dusk and spend their days wallowing in mud to stay cool, to protect from sunburn and bugs.
40-50 inches long
Dense vegetation found in rainforests, swamps, steppes and savannas
Western and Central Africa
roots, fruit, seeds, crops, grass, nuts, insects, bird eggs, reptiles, carrion, and domestic animals
special formulated grain, fruits, vegetables, nuts, bugs, eggs, hay and alfalfa.
Gestation is about four months, average of three – four piglets are born. Males and Females co-parent.
Main predators are leopards and humans. Poached for meat and seen as agricultural pest.