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10/4: The Galápagos Islands exhibit will be closing early at 4:30pm for a private event.
All Animals

Red River Hog

Red river hogs live in groups of 20-30 individuals called a stack with one dominant male. They forage for their food and will travel 2-4 miles on average in a single day.


Animal Facts

Scientific Name

Potamochoerus porcus


Guinean and Congolian forest, rivers and swamps in Africa

Location in the Zoo

African Forest

Cool Animal Fact

They are good swimmers and fast runners. They are the only native African hog that is completely covered in hair and has no bare skin showing.