How many baby Bushpigs are in a litter?
A Bushpig (Potamochoerus larvatus) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.
Each of those little ones spend around 121 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 1.65 kg (3.63 lbs) and measure 2 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Suidae family (genus: Potamochoerus). An adult Bushpig grows up to a size of 89 cm (3′ 0″).
To have a reference: Humans obviously usually have a litter size of one ;). Their babies are in the womb of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks) and reach an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). They weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual, and reach an average age of 75 years.
“Bush pig” may also refer to the red river hog.The bushpig (Potamochoerus larvatus) is a member of the pig family that lives in forests, woodland, riverine vegetation and reedbeds in East and Southern Africa. Probably introduced populations are also present in Madagascar. There have also been unverified reports of their presence on the Comoro island of Mayotte. Bushpigs are mainly nocturnal. There are several subspecies.Adult bushpigs stand from 66 to 100 cm (26 to 39 in) at the shoulder, and weigh from 55 to 150 kg (121 to 331 lb). They resemble the domestic pig, and can be identified by their blunt, muscular snouts, small eyes, pointed, tufted ears and buckled toes. Their colour varies from reddish brown to dark brown and becomes darker with age. Both sexes have a lighter-coloured mane which bristles when the animal becomes agitated. The upper parts of the face and ears are also lighter in colour. Their sharp tusks are fairly short and inconspicuous. Unlike warthogs, bushpigs run with their tails down. Males are normally larger than females.The bushpig is closely related to the red river hog (Potamochoerus porcus), with which it can interbreed. The bushpig is distinguished by its less colourful markings, coarser hair, and larger size. Many pig populations display physical characteristics intermediate between the two species.Bushpigs are quite social animals and are found in sounders of up to 12 members. A typical group will consist of a dominant male and a dominant female, with other females and juveniles accounting for the rest. Litters of three to four young are born in summer after a gestation period of approximately four months. Bushpigs can be very aggressive, especially when they have young.They are omnivorous and their diet can include roots, crops or carrion. They grunt softly while foraging, and make a long, resonant growl as an alarm call. They are a significant nuisance in the agricultural regions of South Africa, and are hunted fairly extensively. However, the population of bushpigs in the farming areas continues to grow despite the hunting efforts, due to the largely inaccessible terrain, abundance of food, lack of predators, and their rapid ability to adapt to hunting methods. In Islamic parts of East Africa, it is a further nuisance because, as it is a pig, it is not permitted to be eaten. Its meat is considerably leaner than pork.Still distributed over a wide range, the bushpig occurs from Ethiopia and Somalia to eastern and southern DR Congo and southwards to Cape and KwaZulu-Natal Province in South Africa. It also occurs on Madagascar and possibly the Comoros archipelago. It is not known how it reached these islands, but it was probably taken there by humans, possibly after a period of domestication.Subspecies include:Potamochoerus larvatus larvatus (Madagascar bushpig)Potamochoerus larvatus edwardsi (Edwards’ bushpig)Potamochoerus larvatus hassama (White-faced bushpig)Potamochoerus larvatus koiropotamus (Southern bushpig)Potamochoerus larvatus nyasae (Nyasan bushpig)Potamochoerus larvatus somaliensis (Somalian bushpig)
Other animals of the family Suidae
Bushpig is a member of the Suidae, as are these animals:
- Visayan warty pig with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Wild boar with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Bornean bearded pig with 6 babies per pregnancy
- Desert warthog with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Common warthog becoming 15 years old
- Giant forest hog with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Pygmy hog with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Celebes warty pig with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Red river hog with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Philippine warty pig with 6 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Bushpig
Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:
- Striped polecat
- North African elephant shrew
- Guaira spiny rat
- Golden mouse
- Florida mouse
- Asian black bear
- Crested porcupine
- Banana climbing mouse
- Natal multimammate mouse
Animals with the same weight as a Bushpig
What other animals weight around 68.91 kg (151.92 lbs)?
- Spectacled porpoise usually reaching 65 kgs (143.3 lbs)
- Northern fur seal usually reaching 55.58 kgs (122.53 lbs)
- Fallow deer usually reaching 56.71 kgs (125.02 lbs)
- Iberian ibex usually reaching 60.55 kgs (133.49 lbs)
- Caspian seal usually reaching 62.33 kgs (137.41 lbs)
- Spotted hyena usually reaching 63.69 kgs (140.41 lbs)
- Hirola usually reaching 78.6 kgs (173.28 lbs)
- South Andean deer usually reaching 69.02 kgs (152.16 lbs)
- South Asian river dolphin usually reaching 75.99 kgs (167.53 lbs)
- White-tailed deer usually reaching 75.6 kgs (166.67 lbs)