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bushpig (Potamochoerus larvatus)

bushpig (Potamochoerus larvatus)

Bush Pig, Botswana


Class: Mammalia
Family: Suidae
Common Name: bushpig
Genus: Potamochoerus
Species Name: larvatus

About The bushpig

The Bushpig ranges from southern Sudan, Ethiopia and Eritrea southwards through East Africa and eastern and southern DR Congo to Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique. There are isolated populations in Angola (and nearby from the lower Zaire R. in DR Congo). In southern Africa, they are absent from Namibia, though they may occur in the Caprivi Strip. In South Africa, they are found in the northern and eastern parts of the country (and neighbouring Swaziland) to southern KwaZulu-Natal. There is then a break in their distribution and they reappear as an isolated population in the Eastern Cape and Western Cape provinces (Seydack in press). Introduced on Madagascar and the Comoro Islands (Mayotte) off the east coast of Africa (Vercammen et al. 1993).

Rights Holder: International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
Bibliographic Citation: Seydack. A. 2008. Potamochoerus larvatus. In: IUCN 2014 . IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1 . <www.iucnredlist.org>

Trips Where Observed

Africa: Eastern and Southern

Member Lifelists

Africa
World

Sites Where Observed

Location
Date
Notes
12/2/2002
Bush Pig, Botswana
These pigs were hanging around the lodging areas.

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