Pilot Study Investigation of the Bongo Antelope Population and Forest Clearings of the Mombongo Region, Northern Congo


Feeding ecology of a large social antelope in the rainforest

We studied the feeding ecology of the bongo (Tragelaphus eurycerus) in the Dzanga National Park in the rainforest of the Central African Republic to understand better the trade-off between food selectivity, ranging behaviour and social organization of a large, forest-dwelling, social antelope. Food plants and vegetation types were registered along a 311-km route travelled by […]

Behavioral development and parental investment in captive Bongos (Tragelaphus eurycerus)

The bongo is one of the least-studied of the Tragelaphini. In a study of five captive bongo calves, two males and three females, we measured several behaviors important to parental investment theory (Clutton-Brock et al., 1982), in order to describe their pattern in a rare species, and add to the database pertaining to sex allocation […]