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Red river hog

A red river hog has its nose to the woods floor.

We have one male red river hog at Bristol Zoo Project, named Ekundu. He lives in a large habitat next to the Congo Bongo play area.

Fun Fact

Male red river hogs have two large warts on their snout. These help to protect their tusks when they fight for dominance with other males.

Conservation

Red river hogs are classed as Least Concern by the IUCN, which means they’re not in danger of extinction in the wild, although many are hunted for food throughout their range. The species can be found in two of our in-situ conservation programmes.

Habitat

Ekundu has a large habitat at Bristol Zoo Project with lots of shrubbery and tree roots to rummage around in and provide natural enrichment.

Visit the red river hog at Bristol Zoo Project

You can find Ekundu next to the Benoue National Park area.