Litter Size

How many babies does a Red river hog have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Red river hogs are in a litter?

A Red river hog (Potamochoerus porcus) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 120 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 750 grams (1.65 lbs) and measure 2 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Suidae family (genus: Potamochoerus). An adult Red river hog grows up to a size of 1.37 meter (4′ 6″).

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.

The average litter size of a Red river hog is 3

The red river hog (Potamochoerus porcus), also known as the bush pig (but not to be confused with P. larvatus, common name “bushpig”), is a wild member of the pig family living in Africa, with most of its distribution in the Guinean and Congolian forests. It is rarely seen away from rainforests, and generally prefers areas near rivers or swamps.

Other animals of the family Suidae

Red river hog is a member of the Suidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Red river hog

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Red river hog

Other animals that usually reach the age of 20 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Red river hog

What other animals weight around 70 kg (154.32 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Red river hog

Also reaching around 1.37 meter (4′ 6″) in size do these animals:

  • Barbary sheep gets as big as 1.45 meter (4′ 10″)
  • Grant’s gazelle gets as big as 1.53 meter (5′ 1″)
  • Sea otter gets as big as 1.44 meter (4′ 9″)
  • Baikal seal gets as big as 1.28 meter (4′ 3″)
  • Sun bear gets as big as 1.22 meter (4′ 1″)
  • Vicuña gets as big as 1.58 meter (5′ 3″)
  • Jaguar gets as big as 1.33 meter (4′ 5″)
  • Roan antelope gets as big as 1.15 meter (3′ 10″)
  • Puku gets as big as 1.34 meter (4′ 5″)
  • Vaquita gets as big as 1.52 meter (5′ 0″)