Did you know there is a wild pig, called the red river hog, that is actually considered a beautiful animal? I know, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and all that, but let's face it— most people do not consider hogs to be particularly beguiling. Not true of the red river hog.
These handsome hogs live in Africa, particularly in the rainforests of Guinea and The Republic of Congo. They spend most of their time near rivers and swamps.
Red river hogs live in small groups, with one adult male, several adult females, and several young. When two groups encounter each other, the two adult males engage in a dramatic confrontation. As described by zoologist Jonathan Kingdon: “Both animals strut broadside, with bristling fur and erect crests. They champ jaws, grunt, paw the soil, and whip their slender tails back and forth.”
- Red river hog - DepositPhotos
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