The East African Bongo Antelope is one of the most strikingly beautiful animals to grace the high mountain forests of Kenya. It’s also one of the most endangered antelopes on the planet with a wild population of less than 100 animals. Poaching and habitat loss have taken a devastating toll, but recent, aggressive conservation action has reversed the decline, and the mountain bongo is making a comeback. Our scientists are working across international boundaries to save the bongo and with it, the ecosystem that supplies 80 percent of Kenya’s people with clean, fresh water.
Find more information on this program in the Rare Species Conservatory website.