Sexual maturity of these Bushpigs occur starting at 18 months, and the life expectancy is two decades. Prior to birth, a female Bushpig would stay at a secluded nest. They are predominantly nocturnal, and their resting areas are usually those with thick vegetation. They are a lot of times found taking the footsteps of fruit-eating monkeys, taking in the leftovers from these animals. Prevailing sounds are grunts and squeals. Besides the said discarded fruits, other items of their "diet" are roots, small animals and grass.
In case you are wondering, they are located in grasslands, woodlands (of the moist kind) and the swamp areas of Madagascar and Africa. A Bushpig is very rare if we talked of captivity outside the nation of origin, but a few have been recorded from some American and European collections.
In Guinea and Sierra Leone, they are still unshielded by law, as opposed to the other nations where they could only be gunned hunted if it's open season for the hunters.
Interesting fact: In Burundi, the Bushpigs are protected by the law at all times, it is one of the very few places on earth that shows total commitment to the preservation of these animals.
The Bushpig is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species