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bush pig

noun
1.
a wild swine, Potamochaerus porcus, of southern and eastern Africa, having white facial markings.
Also called boschvark.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40
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bush pig

(Potamochoerus porcus), African member of the family Suidae (order Artiodactyla), resembling a hog but with long body hair and tassels of hair on its ears. The bush pig lives in groups, or sounders, of about 4 to 20 animals in forests and scrub regions south of the Sahara. It is omnivorous and roots for food with its snout. The adult bush pig stands 64-76 cm (25-30 inches) tall at the shoulder. Its coat colour ranges from reddish brown to blackish, with black-and-white face markings and a white crest on the back. There are several subspecies of bush pig, among them the reddish brown animal called the red river hog (P. porcus porcus).

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