Red river hog

//Red river hog

RED RIVER HOG

Potamochoerus porcus

African cousin of the wild boar, it uses its tusks to turn the ground and defend itself. Its massive body allows it to force the passage in bushes.

WEIGHT : 45 to 115 kg

FOOD : Grass, fruits, roots, insects, small vertebrates and mollusks

THREATS : Poaching (for meat, skin, fat, considered as a pest), loss of habitat

MORE INFO :

Family : Suidae
Gestation : 5 months
Habits : gregarious
Litter : 2 to 5 babies
Longevity : 20 years

 

2018-01-27T10:48:00+00:00 Animals|