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Red River Hog

Common Name

Red River Hog

Latin Name

Potamochoerus porcus

Interesting Facts

These animals are mostly active at night and returning to a burrow amongst dense vegetation during the day. They forage for food mainly during the night, however can be seen foraging in early morning or in the evening hours. To find food they use their disc shaped snout to touch and smell their food. Their snout is also used as a plough to push through dirt to find roots, vegetation and insect