Bushpig

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The bushpig (Potamochoerus larvatus) is a member of the pig family and lives in forests, woodland, riverine vegetation and reedbeds in East and Southern Africa. Bushpigs are mainly nocturnal. There are several subspecies. They resemble the domestic pig, and can be identified by their blunt, muscular snouts, small eyes, pointed, tufted ears and buckled toes. Their colour varies from reddish-brown to dark brown and becomes darker with age. Both sexes have a lighter-coloured mane which bristles when the animal becomes agitated. The upper parts of the face and ears are also lighter in colour. Their sharp tusks are fairly short and inconspicuous. Unlike warthogs, bushpigs run with their tails down.

WEIGHT MALE: 62 KG

WEIGHT FEMALE: 60 KG

SHOULDER HEIGHT MALE: 76 CM

SHOULDER HEIGHT FEMALE: 65 CM

MATING SEASON: THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

Weights & shoulder heights are averages