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Bush Pig

Scientific Name: Potamochoerus porcus

Subspecies: Up to 18 recognised species, here described as one.

Distribution: All of Africa south of the Sahara Desert, excepting the desert of Namibia.

Habitat: High forest, their fringes and thick bush country, often near rivers. Frequents fields where they cause much damage.

Description: A domestic pig-like animal, weighing around 100 kg and measuring 70 cm over the shoulder. It has a compact body and long, thin legs. Coat long and bristly with a long dorsal whitish crest, erected when the animal is excited. General colour reddish brown to bright rufous or dark grey to brownish black. The ears have terminal tassels of long hairs, characteristic to the species. The tusks are very sharp, but short, looking a bit like those of the European Wild Boar.

Hunting method: Pursch or driven hunt.

Hunting available in: Almost all African countries with trophy hunts.

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