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Tragelaphus euryceros (Ogilby, 1837)

Bongo diorama in the African Mammal Hall


 Bamboo forest belt, Aberdare Mountains, Kenya


 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


Montane forests of equatorial Africa


Montane forest


Endangered in West Africa


Leaves and creeping vines

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