Eastern Bongo

Bongos wallow frequently in mud; afterwards, they rub the mud on their horns against the tree, which helps to polish their horns. They live in the forests of Africa.

  • Scientific Name: Tragelaphus eurycerus isaaci
  • Range: Central Africa
  • Status in the Wild: Critically endangered – may be as few as 200 left in the wild
  • Location in the Zoo: East Hoofed Run
  • Cool Animal Fact: Bongo is an African tribal name meaning “antelope.”