Bush Pig
Sounds & Calls

Bush PIg (Potamochoerus larvatus)
Bush Pig (Potamochoerus larvatus)

Bush Pigs [also spelled ‘Bushpig’] (Potamochoerus larvatus) are stocky wild pigs with long body hair and ear tassels. This species is found in eastern and southern Africa. They are closely related to the Red River Hog (Potamochoerus porcus) which is found in central and west Africa.

What does a bushpig sound like? Like other pig species, bushpigs are noisy creatures and can often be heard squabbling amongst themselves as they forage in small groups. Their vocalizations consist mainly of grunts, squeals and distinctive breathy huffing calls.

Listen to some examples of bushpig calls and sounds below.