Potamochoerus larvatus
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)
A sounder of bushpigs is snapped as they make their way along a regular path. These obvious paths can make them vulnerable to snares and poaching.

Large barrels of energy with tusks and white manes, these territorial animals patrol their ranges, rooting out food from fruit to the chicks of ground-nesting birds as they go (they’re also partial to carrion). They are ‘extremely important’ forest seed distributors.

Females are reported to build ‘nests’ somewhat like mini-haystacks to farrow in. They are secretive, but can be aggressive. Piglets are cared for by the dominant boar.  

Nocturnal and extremely wary of people, signs of bushpig activity can be seen all over the pilot area