The bongo is the largest forest antelope and in order to move quickly though thick vegetation it tilts its chin up to lay its horns across the back. An older bongo may have bald spots on its back where the horns have rubbed off the hair.
The prehensile tongue of this antelope allows it to easily strip leaves off branches.
HABITATLowland and Highland Forests
DIET Leaves, flowers, twigs and grasses