The Bongo, Tragelaphus eurycerus, is an antelope native to the rainforests of Africa. It is available for adoption in Zoo Tycoon and Zoo Tycoon 2: African Adventure.

The Bongo is a medium sized antelope with long, curved horns and a shy personality. It is herbivorous, nocturnal ungulate and among the largest of the African forest antelope species.  The females will protect their offspring from predators such as leopards and humans.

There are two subspecies of Bongo. The one available for adoption in Zoo Tycoon is the eastern, or mountain, bongo, T. e. isaaci. It is a critically endangered subspecies. The subspecies available in Zoo Tycoon 2: African Adventure is the western, or lowland, bongo, T. e. eurycerus. In game, it is listed as a low risk animal. Both subspecies are available in Zoo Tycoon (XBox), with the lowland bongo being present in the original game whilst the mountain bongo is a downloadable animal.

Zoo Tycoon

Zoo Tycoon 2


Bongos live in the tropical rainforest biome.


Bongos are herbivores that feed on branches and bananas.


Bongos are content with the salt lick.


The privacy need of the Bongo can be met with the addition of a shade structure.


Bongos tend not to thrive in large herds. In general, males are more solitary. Females live in small groups.

Bongo Real

Real Bongo and Calf