Scientific Name: Potamochoerus porcus
Found In: West and Central African rainforest belts, from Senegal in the west, throughout the Guinea-Congo forest to at least west of the Albertine Rift
Size: Can grow to be 2 – 3 feet in height and weigh up to 100 – 270 pounds.
Diet: Red River Hogs are mixed feeders, consuming fruits and seeds, and have been seen scavenging carcasses.
Threat Level: Least Concern – Although considered a common and abundant species, the Red River Hog is one of the preferred species for subsistence hunters across its range in Africa.
Facts: Red River Hogs are fond of company and are often seen in groups of 7 to 10 individuals.
Virginia Zoo Hogs: males Oboi and Cantaloupe, females Mrembo and Tikiti