Meet the Bongos
Bongos are the third largest antelope species in the world. They are originally found in Africa and are mostly nocturnal animals. Bongos are recognizable from their striking reddish-brown coat, white stripes, black markings, and long, slightly-spiralled horns.
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|
|Diet||Leaves, bushes, fruit, vines, bark, grasses|
|Gestation Period||9-10 months|
|Life Span||9-12 years|
|Threats||Natural predators, poaching, habitat loss|
everyone has the horns
Bongos are the only species of spiral-horned antelopes where both the male and female Bongos have horns.
WELCOME TO BEAVERS BEND SAFARI PARK
Nestled in 90 acres in Broken Bow, OK, Beavers Bend Safari Park is home to a variety of animals like Bison, Zebra, Ostrich, Zubu, Deer, and more.