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Western and Central Africa

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.

HABITATRainforests, wet savannas and forested valleys
DIETPlants, invertebrates and carrion
LIFE Expectancy10-20 years

Fun Fact
Timber rattlesnake mothers stay with their young until their first shed at 7-10 days. At this point they develop their first rattle.
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