Definition of bush pig in English:

bush pig

(also African bush pig)


  • A wild pig that is native to the forests and savannahs of Africa and Madagascar.

    Potamochoerus porcus, family Suidae

    Also called red river hog
    • ‘While we were accustomed to hunting hippo, bush pig and other game, James was an ‘elephant man’.’
    • ‘Dogs are usually kept for hunting small game such as bush pig and duiker (a small antelope).’
    • ‘Perhaps it was a bush pig that would grunt and snuffle away when it spotted her.’
    • ‘Certain prey like bush pig and warthog, with their razor-sharp tusks, are handled differently from the horned and kicking antelopes.’
    • ‘In addition to its star gorillas, Bwindi is host to elephant, bush pig, giant forest hog and over 300 species of birds including rare forest birds.’