Bongo

Tragelaphus eurycerus

One of the largest forest antelopes, the shy and reclusive bongo wears a reddish coat with white stripes for camouflage. When startled, the bongo is able to run gracefully at full speed through the thick foliage, ducking under, darting around, or jumping over obstacles in its path.

Fact File

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pronunciationPronunciation: BON-go
where to see themWhere to see them: Rhino Reserve
heightHeight: 3.5 to 4.5 ft
weightWeight: 460 to 890 lbs
lifespanLifespan: Up to 19 yrs in captivity
habitatHabitat: Lowland and montane forest
dietDiet: Bushes, leaves, grasses, flowers, bark, and roots