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Bongo, Antelope

BONGO, ANTELOPE (Boöcercus eurycerus), a West African bushbuck, the largest of the group. The male is deep chestnut, marked on the body with narrow white stripes, on the chest with a white crescent, and on the face by two white spots below the eye. In the East African bongo (B. e. Isaaei) the body hue is stronger and richer. There is, as yet, no evidence as to whether the females of the true bongo bear horns, though it is probable they do; but as the horns are present in both sexes of the East African form, Mr Oldfield Thomas has made that the type of the genus. [1]

[1] Annals and Mag. Nat. Hist. vol. x. (seventh series), p. 309.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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