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Bongo

Tragelaphus euryceros (Ogilby, 1837)

Bongo diorama in the African Mammal Hall

Scene:

 Bamboo forest belt, Aberdare Mountains, Kenya

Sponsor:

 Dr Purvis L. Martin

Bongos are mainly nocturnal and easily startled. Both males and females have long spiralled horns.

Bongos are preyed on by lions, leopards, spotted hyenas and hunted by humans. Pythons sometimes swallow bongo calves.


Biological Information

Range map for the bongo

Range:

Montane forests of equatorial Africa

Habitat:

Montane forest

Status:

Endangered in West Africa

Diet:

Leaves and creeping vines

Further information about this species may be found on the Animal Diversity Web page for bongo.