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Red River Hog


diptych, Potamochoerus Porcus, Red River Hog, San Diego Zoo

This is a diptych of the Red River Hog which is also known as Potamochoerus Porcus. According to the San Diego zoo’s website: It is named for its reddish brown fur, and the fact that it often wades through water. ( Red river hogs don’t live in the Red River!) These pigs are active both day and night and are good swimmers, holding their tails above the water. They can also swim underwater, catching a breath every 15 seconds or so. The hogs are hunted in their native habitat by leopards.

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7 responses

  1. A streamlined animal!

    October 1, 2012 at 2:18 am

  2. Fascinating and very nice diptych… πŸ˜‰

    October 1, 2012 at 10:14 am

    • Thank you… in case you haven’t noticed I’m going through a diptych/composite phase πŸ™‚

      October 1, 2012 at 10:17 am

      • It’s great to experiment and change is good. So far, you’ve used the style well…

        October 1, 2012 at 10:21 am

  3. narhvalur

    Reblogged this on Ann Novek–With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors.

    October 1, 2012 at 10:20 pm

  4. Interesting…Another kind of piggy! We’ve got quite a few animals on our farm that go by the name of ‘vark’ (‘pig’ in Afrikaans) – ystervark (porcupine), bosvark (bush pig), and vlakvark (warthog) !!! And I love the ears!!! πŸ™‚

    October 1, 2012 at 11:49 pm

  5. very interesting..i’ve never seen one of this thank you!

    October 5, 2012 at 1:50 am