Real Bongo Skull
The bongo is a herbivorous, mostly nocturnal forest ungulate. They are usually mistaken for a type of antelope. Bongos are characterised by a striking reddish-brown coat, black and white markings, white-yellow stripes and long slightly spiralled horns. Indeed, bongos are the only tragelaphid 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.
- This specimen is missing all of its incisor teeth
- The horns are attached to the skull but the mandible is not
- Has "8090" handwritten on the right side of both the skull and mandible
- Greatest Length 73 cm (28.7 in.)
- Greatest Width 32.3 cm (12.7 in.)
- Skull Height 17.5 cm (6.9 in.)