Hog, Red River

Hog, Red River

Potamochoerus porcus

Vital Statistics


2 - 3 feet


100 - 270 lbs


Pig pellets, grapes, lettuce, dandelion greens, broccoli, apple, pear, banana, egg, worms, crickets and other produce


Status: Least Concern

Geographic Region

Rainforests, wet savannas, forested valleys, and slow waterways of west and central Sub-Saharan Africa to northern South Africa, as well as Madagascar

At The Zoo

Fabric of Africa

Did You Know?

Red river hogs have been observed following primate groups in order to eat the fruits dropped to the ground.