A giant Entelodont, the bully of the plains. These are distant relatives of the pig--two meters tall, aggressive, and built like tanks, but with a brain no bigger than an orange.
— Allen, describing Entelodont

Entelodont ("Perfect Toothed"), also known as The Hogs from Hell, was a monstrous, prehistoric mammalian pig-like animal relatives of the boars and pigs; though it killed more often than foraged.



Entelodont lived during the Middle Eocene to Early Miocene, from over 44 to 18 million years ago. Enteledonts were arguably the earliest ancestors of modern day pigs, wort hogs, and wild boars, hence their nickname "The Hogs from Hell." It shared its environment with animals like Hyaenodon, Chalicotherium, Bear-Dogs, and the giant Indricotherium.


Enteledonts were large creatures, standing about two meters tall, measuring 3 meters in length, weighing at least 1 ton, and tank-like built mammals. However, their brain was not much bigger than an orange.


Known for being the 'Bully of the Plains' of their time, Enteledonts were also rather aggressive creatures. Interestingly, despite their intimidating appearance, Enteledont weren't exactly carnivores, but were actually scavengers and omnivores as well, eating plants and animals alike.  

Enteledonts also traveled in small numbers, in gang-like formations that harass other carnivores away from kills. For example, if a Hyaenodon made a kill, three Enteledonts would be enough to drive off the Hyaenodon. Despite this, younger and smaller Enteledonts were often hunted themselves by Hyaenodon.

During mating season, Enteledont, especially the males, got very aggressive towards each other, as they tried to establish who was top hog, fighting over females and territory. Entelodonts were their own worst enemy; which is evidenced by horrific tooth inflicted bite marks on the skulls of various individual Enteledonts. And their fights were enough to put of even a fully grown, adult Indricotherium.