Common Name: Bushpig
Binomial Name: Potamochoerus larvatus
Identification: Pig-like appearance. Well-haired body. Tufts of hair on ear tips. Facial hair is much lighter in colour than the rest of the body.
Weight: Males +/- 60 kg (132 lbs), females +/- 60 kg (132 lbs)
Gestation: 4 months
Young: 2-4 piglets, but up to 8
Habitat: Forest, dense bush, riverine woodland, reed-beds and stands of long grass where there is water.
Diet: Bushpigs use their hard snouts to root for rhizomes, bulbs and tubers; areas where they have been active look like small ploughed plots. In some areas they do considerable damage to crops. They also browse. Animal matter may feature quite prominently in their diet and may include insects, other invertebrates, frogs and carrion.
Red List Status: Least Concern