Photo of the Day #5: Red River Hog

Red River Hog

You might not normally think of them as artodactyls, but suids (i.e. pigs and their relatives) are another major family grouping within the order. Pictured above is one representative from Africa, the Red River Hog (Potamochoerus porcus), which lives in large groups of between 4 and 20 or so as Leopards (Panthera pardus) sometimes crave bacon. Commonly, it’s often called the “Bush Pig” but shouldn’t be confused with the actual Bushpig, Potamochoerus larvatus, another social swine from Africa.

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