Eastern Bongo
Eastern Bongo

Average Mass:
230 kg (505 lb)

Average Shoulder Height:
133 cm (52")

Rowland Ward:
68.58 cm (27")

70 Points

Eastern Bongo Spoor

Track: 95mm (3 3/4") x 48mm (1 7/8")

Eastern Bongo Distribution


Apart from the more common western or "lowland" subspecies, (T. e. eurycerus), the endangered eastern or "mountain" bongo, (T. e. isaaci), found in the wild now only in Kenya, is kept successfully in captivity in over one hundred locations around the world, and a new program to reintroduce the mountain bongo to its historic locale has begun.

In January 2004, the first group of captive-born bongo, from zoos in the United States, were flown to the Mt. Kenya area to start a new breeding group whose offspring will eventually be returned to the wild.