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February 08, 2021

Species Spotlight

This week’s Species Spotlight: Red river hog

Animal Name: Tulia

Scientific Name: Potamochoerus porcus

Geographical Range: Africa, south of the Sahara to northern South Africa

Habitat: Forests, wooded savannas

Conservation Status: Common

Home at the Zoo: River’s Edge

Fun Fact: Despite having short legs, they are fast runners (and good swimmers)!

Photo: JoEllen Toler #StlZooSpeciesSpotlight