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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.

Stable
Threatened
Endangered

Animal Facts

Scientific Name

Tragelaphus eurycerus isaaci

Range

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.