Eastern Bongo Conservation

The eastern bongo is listed as Critically Endangered by the IUCN Red List, with as few as 70-80 animals remaining in the wild.

 

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Eastern Bongo Conservation

The eastern bongo is listed as Critically Endangered by the IUCN Red List, with as few as 70-80 animals remaining in the wild.

 

Mountain Bongo Surveillance Project – Kenya (eastern/mountain bongo)

Since 2010 Dublin Zoo has provided funding for the Bongo Surveillance Project which is based in Kenya. This project is involved with monitoring the remaining wild populations of bongos, gaining a greater understanding of their ecology and working with local communities to ensure their survival.

Dublin Zoo also takes part in a European breeding programme for the eastern bongo.

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Camera Traps Monitoring the Eastern Bongo in Kenya

Dublin Zoo is working with conservation charity Bongo Surveillance Project in Kenya to try and monitor the eastern bongo, a species that is critically endangered with less than 140 animals living in the wild. As eastern bongos are very elusive creatures and very hard to spot in the wild, the team have set up hidden cameras to try and study their behaviours and map their movements with the ultimate aim of protecting the species. Here is one of those very videos!

Posted by Dublin Zoo on Thursday, August 16, 2018

Mountain Bongo in the Wild, Kenya

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