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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.