Exotic Exposé: Bongo Antelope

This article is featured in the Fall 2021 issue of Texas LAND magazine. Click here to find out more.


An up-close look at exotic wildlife

Bongo Antelope

  • As Few as 140 Left in the Wild
  • Largest & Most Spectacular Forest Antelope
  • Both Males & Females Have Horns
Photo Credit: Daniel Verrips Photography

The western/lowland bongo faces an ongoing population decline as habitat destruction and hunting pressures increase with the relentless expansion of human settlement. Its long-term survival will only be assured in areas which receive active protection and management. At present, such areas comprise about 30,000 square kilometers, and several are in countries where political stability is fragile. So, a realistic possibility exists whereby its status could decline to Threatened in the near future.

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