May 28, 2022

The shrub (Potamochoerus larvatus) is a cloven-hoofed animal living in Africa. It is the second of two brushfish species and was previously classified as a subspecies of Potamochoerus porcus. The shrub is a stocky, large-bodied pig species that can weigh up to 115 pounds and grow to 150 inches in length. Dogs are slightly larger than females. The species lives in small herds or in pairs led by a boar. Shrubby is widely found in the eastern half of Africa in very different habitats. It is one of the worst crop-destroying animals in Africa and is also being persecuted. However, its position is vibrant. The Mammal Nomenclature Committee has proposed a new Finnish name for the species, the gray-bristled pig.

Size and appearance

The body of the shrub is 100–150 cm and the height at the withers is 55–80 cm. It weighs 54 to 115 pounds and has a tail length of 30 to 43 centimeters. The boars are slightly larger than the sows. The body of the bush is roundish, solid and stocky. The legs are strong and short in relation to body size. The head is long and the ears large. The color of the tangled coat varies from a dilute reddish-brown to a grayish-brown and almost completely black. The coloration of the head area is often lighter than the rest of the body, even white. The coloring varies depending on the age, sex, and habitat of the shrub. The coloring is also unique. The long, stiffening hairs running on the back form a brush that extends from the ears to the buttocks. At the end of the ears are modest fads that are slightly smaller than those of a closely related brushbrush. The tail has a rough black tuft of hair. The shrub keeps its tail low when running, so it differs in this respect from the weasel running upright. A special feature of the boars are the bony ridges and warts on the muzzle. The lower canines of the shrub are not particularly showy, but the upper canines are sharp and grow to about seven inches long. There are a total of 40-44 teeth. The species has the typical dentition of an omnivorous animal and the tips of its cheek teeth are rounded. Distribution and habitat Peninsular disease extends from South Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia to southern East Africa, the eastern and southern parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Swaziland. There are also isolated strains in Angola. In South Africa, the species is found in the northern and eastern parts of the country, and as a separate strain in the provinces of the eastern and western capitals in the southern parts of the country. The populations of Madagascar, the Comoros and Mayotte are likely to have originated from plantations. Shrubs are found in a variety of environments from sea level to the mountains. The vegetation in its habitats is quite dense. Shrubs are found in mountain forests in the Ethiopian highlands and in the mountains of the western branch of East Africa's burial ground. In Kilimanjaro, shrubs have been observed at altitudes of up to 4,000 meters. In the Netherlands, the species lives in gallery forests, floodplain forests, bogs, shrubs and woodlands. Shrubs can also live in agricultural areas. Shrubs are common and widespread. It is not endangered and is not believed to be currently at risk in most of the range. Shrubs have apparently declined in some areas due to hunting and habitat destruction, but in some places their numbers have even increased. In the Comoros archipelago and Madagascar, shrubs thrive and are a threat to the original nature of the islands.


Shrubs are mainly nocturnal because they come into open terrain during the night. In forests and thickets, they can also move during the day if they are not persecuted. during the winter months, shrubs may also move in the early morning and late evening. Shrubs live as family groups, led by one adult ka