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Quick Facts
Native to Western and central sub-Saharan Africa
Primary Diet Fruit, tubers, roots, small mammals, small reptiles, birds, eggs, insects, and carrion
Adult Weight 100 to 250 pounds
Lifespan 10 to 15 years
Status Stable

Red River Hog

Red river hogs do not live in a red river! Instead, they are named for their reddish brown fur and the fact that they often wade through water. They are the smallest of the African pigs, weighing up to 250 pounds on average, and are found primarily in the rainforests and adjacent savannas of Africa.

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