IUCN Red List status:

Least Concern

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These strikingly coloured, social hogs live in family groups of around six. The male pigs establish themselves as the group leaders by having ritual fights, which involve frightening each other by whipping their tails, snorting and testing each other’s strength.

They breed seasonally and gestation lasts for about 120 days with litters of 3 to 4 piglets born at
at time. Red river hogs are territorial and mark their territories using scent glands all over their bodies and scrape the bark off trees using their sharp tusks.

They rarely make an appearance during the day preferring to come out of their burrows at night, late evening or in the early morning.

Red river hogs can live up to 15 years!
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