Bongo

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Scientific Name Tragelaphus eurycerus
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Description

Bongo are some of the largest antelope species alive, with females averaging 500 pounds and males almost 900. Both genders sport a rich chestnut coat that darkens with age in the males, as well as 10-15 vertical stripes on their torso. The horns on males grow larger and wider than the females.

Fun Facts

  • When running, they will line their horns parallel to the backs of the necks to avoid entangling them in branches.
  • Vulnerable newborns are left to hide still in tall grass to avoid predators, and the mother returns regularly to nurse them.

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