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Transcript of The BONGO!!!!!!!
Bongos are found in tropical jungles
with dense undergrownth up to an
altitude of 4,000 metres in central
Africa with isolated populatoins in Kenya and these west African
countries Cameroon,South Sudan
The Bongo eats bushes,leaves,vines,
bark,cereals,shurbs and require salt in their diets.
There is a baby bongo at Dublin Zoo and it likes
What A Bongo Eats
Bongos are the largest species of antelope.
They are also mammals
Tragelaphus (Antelope) eurycerus (eurus-broad widespread, keras - the horn of animal)
shy and retreats in forest during the day
well equipped with horns and flexible tongue
There are two types of Bongos they are the mountain bongo and the lowland bongo.
They are calves until they are 9 months.Bongos are fully grown at 27 - 29 months. They are 50 inches at the shoulder.
The oldest bongo was 22 it died
in Japan in 2010.
Bongos have 10-15 vertical stripes.females usually have brighter stripes.Male and female bongos have horns.
They have large ears that are believed to sharpen hearing.Rain running off
the bongo is tinted red.As males get older their coat gets darker.
They have a white stripe
on their nose.
Bongos are easily scared.
Adult male of a similar size
or age try to avoid each other
The bongos the largest and
heaviest forest antelope. Today
bongos biggest threat is humans