About the Bongo

As one of the largest forest antelope species, male and female Bongos are similar in size. Though compared to other antelope species, their horns tend to be shorter, only growing to about 29-39 inches. Unlike species of deer, Bongos keep their horns throughout their lives, instead of shedding them each year. Bongos tend to frighten easily, and are often preyed upon by lions, hyenas, leopards, and pythons.

Height 3.6-4.3 feet tall
Weight 330-900 pounds
Diet Leaves, bushes, fruit, vines, bark, grasses
Gestation Period 9-10 months
Life Span 9-12 years 
Threats Natural predators, poaching, habitat loss

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