Red river hogs are omnivores and mainly eat roots and tubers. They will also eat lizards and carrion.
They live in dense rainforests but can be found in savannah woodland, dry forest, and cultivated areas. They can adapt to different environments quite easily.
They're very social and live in family groups called sounders led by a dominanat male.
Their large, sensitive snouts uproot soil to help them look for food.
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.
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