Bushpig (Potamochoerus Larvatus)

Big bushpig bores can weigh up to 120 kg. The males are bigger than the females and can have a shoulder height of up to 75cm.

In Afrikaans the name is Bosvark, in Xhosa Ngulube and in Sotho Kolobe.

They usually live in groups of 5 or more animals. There is a dominant male, dominant female and then other females and babies.

They are mostly night animals but sometimes are visible during the day.

The tusks are extremely sharp and these animals can be very dangerous.

They eat about anything from rotten meat to roots. Bushpigs are also very good swimmers.

After a pregnancy of about 120 days, 2 – 8 babies can be born at a time.

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