The Bongo is one of the larger antelopes. It is bright chestnut in colour and has white – yellow vertical stripes along its body. They have an erect mane along their back, a long tufted tail, a white stripe across the bridge of the nose and big ears! Males tend to be darker in colour than the females. Both sexes have horns.
They live in high dense mountain forests which can be between 2,000 – 9,000 feet high, are mainly nocturnal, and live in groups which range in size. They eat leaves, grasses, bushes and shoots.
Bongos are shy and very sensitive animals, and being nocturnal aswell makes them difficult to study.