Bongo Antelope (tragelaphus eurycerus)
Habitat: Central and Western Africa
Height: 3.6 to 4.3 ft at shoulder
Weight: 330–520 lb
Gestation: 9 1/2 months
Longevity: Up to 19 years in captivity
The bongo sports a bright auburn or chestnut coat, with the neck, chest and legs generally darker than the rest of the body. Coats of male bongos become darker and buffy as they age until they reach a dark mahogany-brown colour. Coats of female bongos are usually more brightly coloured than those of males.
Bongos have two heavy and slightly spiralled horns that slope over their back and like in many other antelope species, both the male and female bongos have horns. Bongos are the only Tragelaphids in which both sexes have horns.