It’s a bongo baby boom!

Barely two weeks after the grand entrance of Bongo baby No. 50, here now is No. 51!! He was born to “Wasi-wasi” which, loosely translated means crazy (as in nervous). That is indeed the reason why I don’t yet have a decent picture of the cute little baby antelope, I didn’t dare risk Wasi -wasi to disembowel me with her horns. Bongo, normally quite calm and shy can also be very dangerous. Wasi-wasi especially is quite capable to stand there like a tame animal one moment and attack the next if she were to perceive danger for her young. It is this quality that will ultimately insure their survival in the wild we hope.
Newborn baby bongo at Mt. Kenya
In any case congratulations are due: Wasi-wasi presented us with a beautiful little male. Here’s your chance to name and adopt!! Just contact the Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy.
Meanwhile the new baby and mother have joined Hamsini and her mother in the suni sanctuary. We are sure the two little ones will become buddies for life, – a life that will eventually see them roaming free in the wilderness of Mount Kenya.

One Response to “It’s a bongo baby boom!”

  1. bongotx Says:

    Would like to say thanks to the owners and staff at Mount Kenya Conservancy. MKC had the vision 30 years ago to relocate a core group of Bongo Antelope to America and Europe. This early acknowledgment of the future problems with habitat and human encroachment could be the saving factor for the Bongo! MKC also offered a safe haven to another group in Africa!

    Mount Kenya Conservancy now has received from America Bongo Antelope that are offspring of the same animals that they captured and sent to a safe haven 30 years ago. Therefore a 30 year commitment has made a full circle. The Bongo left African soil and returned thanks MKC.

    However the vision is not yet complete. The vision of returning the Bongo as a free wild antelope to Mount Kenya. We still work with Kenya Wildlife Services on a release site, funding, poacher patrol and other Government issues.

    Thank again to the owners and staff at Mount Kenya Conservancy for what now appears to be a “life long” commitment of time, money and land to saving the Bongo Antelope from extinction!

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