~ Tragelaphus euryceros ~
Incredible coloration on this bongo. At more than 500 pounds, the bongo is the largest African forest antelope. It has a large body with a hunched back, stout legs, very large ears and a long tufted tail. Coat is smooth and short, bright chestnut red in color, with 10-14 vertical white stripes to a side. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
Native to the equatorial forest in Africa, where it occurs discontinuously from Sierra Leone eastward to Kenya. Shy, wary. elusive and mostly nocturnal, a bongo in its native habitat is one of the top game trophies of Africa, and of the world.