Red River Hog

The Red River Hog's name comes from the reddish color of their fur and the fact that this species is often found near rivers due to its love of swimming and wallowing.

When a red river hog feels threatened it fluffs out its bristly facial hair to make itself look larger. When two males fight they butt heads with each other and whip each other with their tails.

Africa

At A Glance

Habitat

Rainforests, wet savannas and forested valleys

Diet

Plants, invertebrates and carrion

Location

Western and Central Africa