Animals Mammals

Animals Mammals

Red river hogs


SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Potamochoerus porcus
PROFILE:

By far the reddest pig, the red river hog is omnivorous and nocturnal. They are highly sociable animals, with the male remaining amongst his harem of females and offspring while helping defend them. Sometimes these small family groups of 4 to 6 members congregate into wandering groups of 50 or more. 

TYPE OF ANIMAL:
Mammal, Artiodactyla (even-toed ungulate)
NATIVE TO:
west and central Africa
CONSERVATION STATUS:
Currently Stable
DIET:
Omnivore
LIFE EXPECTANCY:
zoos - up to 22 years
SOCIAL STATUS:
Social in small groups
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