African Savannah

Eastern Bongo

Antelope tragelaphus eurycerus Eastern Bongo

Animal Class:


Status in the Wild:
Critically Endangered

The Better to Hear You With

Bongos rely heavily on their sense of hearing, rather than sight or smell.  They have large ears which allow them to hear approaching predators.

Horns or Antlers?

Unlike antlers, horns are not shed every year.  Bongos will keep their horns their entire life.

Poaching Problems

Eastern Bongo Antelope numbers have declined dramatically due to poaching and habitat destruction. Only an estimated 75 – 140 adult Eastern Bongos survive now in the wild.


  • African Wild Dogs
  • Eastern Black Rhinoceros
  • Eastern Bongo
  • Grevy's Zebra
  • Reticulated Giraffe