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.


At A Glance


Rainforests, wet savannas and forested valleys


Plants, invertebrates and carrion


Western and Central Africa