One of the largest forest antelopes, the shy and reclusive eastern bongo (Tragelaphus eurycerus isaaci) wears a reddish coat with white stripes for camouflage. When startled, the bongo is able to run gracefully at full speed through the thick foliage, ducking under, darting around, or jumping over obstacles in its path.


  • Where to see them: Kenya, Africa
  • Height: 3.5 to 4.5 ft
  • Weight: 460 to 890 lbs
  • Lifespan: Up to 19 yrs in captivity
  • Habitat: Lowland and montane forest
  • Diet: Bushes, leaves, grasses, flowers, bark, and roots
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