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Red River Hog

The red river hog (Potamochoerus porcus), is found throughout the Guinean and Congolian forests in Africa. They are mainly nocturnal, and hide in dense bush during the day.  They often prefer to be near swamps, and feed on grasses, berries, roots, invertebrates and small vertebrates. They are typically found in herds of six to twenty members led by a dominant boar, with sows rearing three to six piglets. Apart, from man, leopards are their main predator, and males will aggressively defend their young against leopard attacks.


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Thomas Breuer
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