Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Open Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$18 adults, $12 children

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Open Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$18 adults, $12 children

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Red River Hogs

About Red River Hogs

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


100-285 pounds


Dense vegetation found in rainforests, swamps, steppes and savannas


Western and Central Africa

Median Life Expectancy: 

15.3 years

Diet, Wild: 

roots, fruit, seeds, crops, grass, nuts, insects, bird eggs, reptiles, carrion, and domestic animals

Diet, Zoo: 

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.

Conservation Status: 

Least Concern

Fun Facts:

They can live alone, but often live in groups called a sounder.
Their heads are lower to the ground to help them run through thick vegetation.
Baby Red River Hogs have stripes to help with camouflage.
Only African hog that is fully covered in hair and have no bare skin showing.
Red River Hogs are quick on land and in water.
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