Status in the Wild:
Bongos rely heavily on their sense of hearing, rather than sight or smell. They have large ears which allow them to hear approaching predators.
Unlike antlers, horns are not shed every year. Bongos will keep their horns their entire life.
Eastern Bongo Antelope numbers have declined dramatically due to poaching and habitat destruction. Only an estimated 75 – 140 adult Eastern Bongos survive now in the wild.