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 bongo, T. e. isaaci. It is a critically endangered subspecies. The subspecies available in Zoo Tycoon 2: African Adventure is the western bongo, T. e. eurycerus. In game, it is listed as a low risk animal.

Zoo Tycoon

Due to a glitch in the game, adopted bongos will remain angry and unable to be satisfied for the duration of the game.

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.

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