Giant Forest Hog

The giant forest hog is the largest of the pig family. The hog can be found in West, Central and east Africa. It has a massive head and two wart-like skin growths underneath and behind each eye and canines that grow sideways from its jaw. The piglets are a straw colour then turn brown and finally black as they grow older and the long coarse hairs become less. It is usually 1.3-2.1 in meters and 4 and a ¼ to 7 foot long and the tail is from 30-45 cm which is equivalent to 12 to 18 inches. This animal can weigh from 130 kg up to a very heavy 275kg. They typically live in small family groups.

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