Animal Weight

How much does a Red river hog weight?

It is hard to guess what a Red river hog weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Red river hog (Potamochoerus porcus) on average weights 70 kg (154.32 lbs).

The Red river hog is from the family Suidae (genus: Potamochoerus). It is usually born with about 750 grams (1.65 lbs). They can live for up to 20 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 1.37 meter (4′ 6″). Usually, Red river hogs have 3 babies per litter.

As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.

The average adult weight of a Red river hog is 70 kg (154.32 lbs)

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.

Animals of the same family as a Red river hog

We found other animals of the Suidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Red river hog

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Potamochoerus porcus:

Animals with the same size as a Red river hog

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Red river hog:

Animals with the same litter size as a Red river hog

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (3) as a Red river hog:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Red river hog

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Red river hog: