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Eastern Bongo

The eastern or mountain bongo is a very rare antelope from central Africa; they may be as few as 200 left in the wild today. Zoos play an important role in the survival of this species.


Animal Facts

Scientific Name

Tragelaphus eurycerus isaaci


A few forests in central Africa

Location in the Zoo

Near okapi and tapir

Cool Animal Fact

The name “bongo” has nothing to do with drums – it is an African tribal name that means antelope.