The North Carolina Zoo is temporarily suspending operations
effective March 17 until further notice. More information.
Training and enrichment keeps the mind and bodies of these smart and curious animals active. The most beneficial training involves participating in their own heath care. The red river hogs choose to receive vaccinations, have blood drawn, and have radiographs taken. Enrichment such as puzzle feeders or burying food stimulates their natural curiosity and rooting behavior.
This species is cooperatively managed as part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' Species Survival Plan program program. This program is responsible for developing a Breeding and Transfer Plan for each species in the program.