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Red River Hogs


On Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 a.m., a keeper will feed the red river hogs and take questions from visitors at the Rid River Hog habitat



Also called the “tufted pig” due to the ear tassels and long white whiskers.The are covered in bristly red coat of hair with black and white markings on head and white rings around the eyes. A crest of white hair runs the length of the spine – this will stand erect when the animal is alarmed. Snout is long and, in males, has ridges and warts running lengthwise. Upper tusks are nearly invisible, but lower are sharp and can be three inches long. They possess an incredible sense of smell and hearing. When searching for food, they will sweep their snout over the ground in circular motions. Once food is located, the firm snout is again used, this time to root up the food. The sharp tusks are used to cut through woody roots and tubers. They can hear the movements of an earthworm under the ground.

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Red River Hogs


On Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 a.m., a keeper will feed the red river hogs and take questions from visitors at the Rid River Hog habitat



Also called the “tufted pig” due to the ear tassels and long white whiskers.The are covered in bristly red coat of hair with black and white markings on head and white rings around the eyes. A crest of white hair runs the length of the spine – this will stand erect when the animal is alarmed. Snout is long and, in males, has ridges and warts running lengthwise. Upper tusks are nearly invisible, but lower are sharp and can be three inches long. They possess an incredible sense of smell and hearing. When searching for food, they will sweep their snout over the ground in circular motions. Once food is located, the firm snout is again used, this time to root up the food. The sharp tusks are used to cut through woody roots and tubers. They can hear the movements of an earthworm under the ground.

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Red River Hogs


On Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 a.m., a keeper will feed the red river hogs and take questions from visitors at the Rid River Hog habitat



Also called the “tufted pig” due to the ear tassels and long white whiskers.The are covered in bristly red coat of hair with black and white markings on head and white rings around the eyes. A crest of white hair runs the length of the spine – this will stand erect when the animal is alarmed. Snout is long and, in males, has ridges and warts running lengthwise. Upper tusks are nearly invisible, but lower are sharp and can be three inches long. They possess an incredible sense of smell and hearing. When searching for food, they will sweep their snout over the ground in circular motions. Once food is located, the firm snout is again used, this time to root up the food. The sharp tusks are used to cut through woody roots and tubers. They can hear the movements of an earthworm under the ground.

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Red River Hogs


On Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 a.m., a keeper will feed the red river hogs and take questions from visitors at the Rid River Hog habitat



Also called the “tufted pig” due to the ear tassels and long white whiskers.The are covered in bristly red coat of hair with black and white markings on head and white rings around the eyes. A crest of white hair runs the length of the spine – this will stand erect when the animal is alarmed. Snout is long and, in males, has ridges and warts running lengthwise. Upper tusks are nearly invisible, but lower are sharp and can be three inches long. They possess an incredible sense of smell and hearing. When searching for food, they will sweep their snout over the ground in circular motions. Once food is located, the firm snout is again used, this time to root up the food. The sharp tusks are used to cut through woody roots and tubers. They can hear the movements of an earthworm under the ground.