The bongo (Tragelaphus eurycerus) is a herbivorous, mostly nocturnal forest ungulate. They are usually mistaken for a type of Antelope. Bongos are characterized by a striking reddish-brown coat, black and white markings, white-yellow stripes, and long slightly spiraled horns. Indeed, bongos are the only tragelaphid in which both sexes have horns. They have a complex social interaction and are found in African dense forest mosaics. Bongos are the only tragelaphids in which both sexes have horns. The horns of bongos are in the form of a lyre and bear a resemblance to those of the related antelope species of nyalas, sitatungas, bushbucks, kudus, and elands.
- Mandible included
- From Owner Jay Villemarette's Private Collection
- Skull Length 42.3cm (16.7in)
- Skull Width 17.3cm (6.8in)
- Total Length 101cm (39.8in)