Either of two large antelopes (Boöcercus eurycercus of West Africa, and Boöcercus isaaci of East Africa) of a reddish or chestnut-brown color with narrow white stripes on the body. Their flesh is especially esteemed as food.
large forest antelope of central Africa having a reddish-brown coat with white stripes and spiral horns
a forest antelope of Africa having white stripes
a type of African antelope
The bongo is a large, striped antelope from African forests.
The Bongo, Tragelaphus eurycerus (and its subspecies Tragelaphus eurycerus isaaci) is a large African forest antelope species. It is characterized by a striking reddish coat, black and white markings, prominent colours and long slightly spiraled horns.