Bongo

Bongo

FUN FACTS

  • Natives in the Bongo’s natural habitat believed that if they ate or touched a Bongo they would suffer from seizures.

  • The Bongo antelope are tragelaphids meaning both males and females sport horns.

  • There are less than 140 bongos left in their native continent of Africa.

  • Bongos are rarely found in large groups.

  • Sexual maturity is reached at 24 to 27 months or just over 2 years.

  • Bongos will show visual displays of aggression rather than physical fights, such as bulging their necks, holding their horns at a vertical position while slowly pacing back and forth in front of the other male, or even rolling their eyes.

  • While the Bongo antelope is mostly nocturnal, they can be observed active during the day on occasion.