Hylochoerus meinertzhageni

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Hylochoerus meinertzhageni

the giant forest hog, a vector for African swine fever.
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The continent of Africa offers three distinctively different species of wild hogs, the Warthog, Bushpig and the Giant Forest Hog.
But its wildlife--including elephants, leopards, giant forest hogs, the elusive African golden cat and the rare mountain bongo (see Back from the brink)--had been suffering as Nairobi's growing population crept up into the highlands to farm the rich volcanic soils.
As well as the primates, the jungle is filled to bursting with other species of wildlife - antelopes, waterbucks, buffalo and herds of hartebeast, red river hogs and giant forest hogs, civets, leopards, pangolins and porcupines, aardvarks and hippopotamuses.