Red River Hog

Potamochoerus porcus

Living in social groups called sounders, red river hogs barrel their way through the forest in search of food. Using their strong snouts and sharp tusks to bulldoze through the leaf litter and soil, they dig up a dinner of roots, bulbs, other plants and small animals.

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: Cheetah Encounter Show
lengthLength: 3.5 to 5 ft
heightHeight: 3 to 4.5 ft
weightWeight: 100 to 290 lbs
lifespanLifespan: Up to 15 yrs
habitatHabitat: Rainforest, forest and savanna woodland
dietDiet: Primarily roots and bulbs, some other plant parts and small animals