Eastern bongo, a strange antelope with striking white and yellow stripes as well as long spiral horns.(VIDEO) 88

Tʜᴇ ʀᴇᴄᴇɴᴛ ʙɪʀᴛʜ ᴏꜰ ᴀɴ ᴀᴅᴏʀᴀʙʟᴇ ᴇᴀsᴛᴇʀɴ ʙᴏɴɢᴏ ᴀᴛ Pᴏᴛᴛᴇʀ Pᴀʀᴋ Zᴏᴏ ɪɴ Lᴀɴsɪɴɢ, Mɪᴄʜɪɢᴀɴ, ʙʀɪɴɢs ᴀ ʀᴀʏ ᴏꜰ ʜᴏᴘᴇ ꜰᴏʀ ᴛʜᴇ ᴄʀɪᴛɪᴄᴀʟʟʏ ᴇɴᴅᴀɴɢᴇʀᴇᴅ sᴘᴇᴄɪᴇs. Bᴏʀɴ ᴛᴏ ᴀ ᴍᴏᴛʜᴇʀ ɴᴀᴍᴇᴅ Uᴢᴜʀɪ ᴏɴ Mᴀʀᴄʜ 5, ᴛʜɪs ɴᴇᴡʙᴏʀɴ ᴄᴀʟꜰ ᴍᴀʀᴋs ᴛʜᴇ ꜰɪꜰᴛʜ ᴇᴀsᴛᴇʀɴ ʙᴏɴɢᴏ ʙᴏʀɴ ᴀᴛ ᴛʜᴇ ᴢᴏᴏ ᴀɴᴅ ᴏɴʟʏ ᴛʜᴇ sᴇᴄᴏɴᴅ sɪɴᴄᴇ 2014.

 

Tʜᴇ ᴇᴀsᴛᴇʀɴ ʙᴏɴɢᴏ, ᴀ sᴘᴇᴄɪᴇs ᴏꜰ ᴀɴᴛᴇʟᴏᴘᴇ ɴᴀᴛɪᴠᴇ ᴛᴏ sᴜʙ-Sᴀʜᴀʀᴀɴ Aꜰʀɪᴄᴀ, ɪs ᴅɪsᴛɪɴɢᴜɪsʜᴀʙʟᴇ ʙʏ ɪᴛs sᴛʀɪᴋɪɴɢ ᴡʜɪᴛᴇ ᴀɴᴅ ʏᴇʟʟᴏᴡ sᴛʀɪᴘᴇs ᴀɴᴅ ʟᴏɴɢ sᴘɪʀᴀʟ ʜᴏʀɴs. Cʟᴀssɪꜰɪᴇᴅ ᴀs ᴄʀɪᴛɪᴄᴀʟʟʏ ᴇɴᴅᴀɴɢᴇʀᴇᴅ ʙʏ ᴛʜᴇ IUCN, ᴛʜᴇ sᴘᴇᴄɪᴇs ꜰᴀᴄᴇs ᴛʜʀᴇᴀᴛs ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ ᴡɪʟᴅ ꜰʀᴏᴍ ʟᴏɢɢɪɴɢ ᴀɴᴅ ᴘᴏᴀᴄʜɪɴɢ, ᴡɪᴛʜ ꜰᴇᴡᴇʀ ʙᴏɴɢᴏs ʀᴇᴍᴀɪɴɪɴɢ ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇɪʀ ɴᴀᴛᴜʀᴀʟ ʜᴀʙɪᴛᴀᴛ ᴛʜᴀɴ ɪɴ ᴄᴀᴘᴛɪᴠɪᴛʏ.

 

Dʀ. Rᴏɴᴀɴ Eᴜsᴛᴀᴄᴇ, ᴅɪʀᴇᴄᴛᴏʀ ᴏꜰ ᴀɴɪᴍᴀʟ ʜᴇᴀʟᴛʜ ᴀᴛ Pᴏᴛᴛᴇʀ Pᴀʀᴋ Zᴏᴏ, ᴇᴍᴘʜᴀsɪᴢᴇᴅ ᴛʜᴇ sɪɢɴɪꜰɪᴄᴀɴᴄᴇ ᴏꜰ ᴇᴀᴄʜ ʙɪʀᴛʜ ꜰᴏʀ ᴛʜɪs ᴠᴜʟɴᴇʀᴀʙʟᴇ sᴘᴇᴄɪᴇs. Wɪᴛʜ ᴏɴʟʏ ᴀʙᴏᴜᴛ 300 ᴇᴀsᴛᴇʀɴ ʙᴏɴɢᴏs ɪɴ AZA-ᴀᴄᴄʀᴇᴅɪᴛᴇᴅ ᴢᴏᴏs ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ Uɴɪᴛᴇᴅ Sᴛᴀᴛᴇs, ʙʀᴇᴇᴅɪɴɢ ᴘʀᴏɢʀᴀᴍs ᴘʟᴀʏ ᴀ ᴄʀᴜᴄɪᴀʟ ʀᴏʟᴇ ɪɴ ᴘʀᴇᴠᴇɴᴛɪɴɢ ᴛʜᴇɪʀ ᴇxᴛɪɴᴄᴛɪᴏɴ.

 

Tʜᴇ ᴏʀɪᴇɴᴛᴀʟ ʙᴏɴɢᴏ ɪs ᴋɴᴏᴡɴ ꜰᴏʀ ɪᴛs ᴜɴɪǫᴜᴇɴᴇss ᴀɴᴅ ʙᴇᴀᴜᴛʏ, ᴡɪᴛʜ ʙᴏᴛʜ ᴍᴀʟᴇs ᴀɴᴅ ꜰᴇᴍᴀʟᴇs ɢʀᴏᴡɪɴɢ ᴅɪsᴛɪɴᴄᴛ ʜᴏʀɴs—ᴀɴ ᴜɴᴄᴏᴍᴍᴏɴ ꜰᴇᴀᴛᴜʀᴇ ᴀᴍᴏɴɢ ᴀɴᴛᴇʟᴏᴘᴇ sᴘᴇᴄɪᴇs. Tʜᴇ ᴢᴏᴏ ᴀʟsᴏ ʜɪɢʜʟɪɢʜᴛs ᴛʜᴇɪʀ ɪᴍᴘʀᴇssɪᴠᴇ ʜᴇᴀʀɪɴɢ ᴀʙɪʟɪᴛɪᴇs.

 

Wʜɪʟᴇ ᴛʜᴇ ʙɪʀᴛʜ ᴏꜰ ᴛʜᴇ ᴇᴀsᴛᴇʀɴ ʙᴏɴɢᴏ ᴄᴀʟꜰ ʙʀɪɴɢs ᴊᴏʏ, ᴛʜᴇ ᴢᴏᴏ ʀᴇᴄᴇɴᴛʟʏ ᴍᴏᴜʀɴᴇᴅ ᴛʜᴇ ʟᴏss ᴏꜰ ᴏɴᴇ ᴏꜰ ɪᴛs ᴏʟᴅᴇsᴛ ᴏʀɪᴇɴᴛᴀʟ ʙᴏɴɢᴏs, Bᴇʟʟᴀ. Dᴇsᴘɪᴛᴇ ᴛʜᴇ ʙɪᴛᴛᴇʀsᴡᴇᴇᴛ ᴍᴏᴍᴇɴᴛ, ᴛʜᴇ ᴢᴏᴏ ʀᴇᴍᴀɪɴs ꜰᴏᴄᴜsᴇᴅ ᴏɴ ᴛʜᴇ ᴘᴏsɪᴛɪᴠᴇ ɴᴇᴡs ᴏꜰ ᴛʜᴇ ɴᴇᴡʙᴏʀɴ’s ᴀʀʀɪᴠᴀʟ, ᴇᴍᴘʜᴀsɪᴢɪɴɢ ᴛʜᴇ ɪᴍᴘᴏʀᴛᴀɴᴄᴇ ᴏꜰ ɪɴsᴘɪʀɪɴɢ ᴘᴇᴏᴘʟᴇ ᴛᴏ ᴀᴄᴛ ɪɴ ᴘʀᴏᴛᴇᴄᴛɪɴɢ ᴀɴᴅ ᴄᴏɴsᴇʀᴠɪɴɢ ᴇɴᴅᴀɴɢᴇʀᴇᴅ sᴘᴇᴄɪᴇs.

Cᴜʀʀᴇɴᴛʟʏ, ᴛʜᴇ ʜᴇᴀʟᴛʜʏ ᴀɴᴅ ɢʀᴏᴡɪɴɢ ᴄᴀʟꜰ ɪs sᴛᴀʏɪɴɢ ɪɴᴅᴏᴏʀs ᴡɪᴛʜ ʜᴇʀ ᴍᴏᴛʜᴇʀ, Uᴢᴜʀɪ. Aʟᴛʜᴏᴜɢʜ ʙᴇʜɪɴᴅ ᴛʜᴇ sᴄᴇɴᴇs ꜰᴏʀ ɴᴏᴡ, ᴢᴏᴏ ᴠɪsɪᴛᴏʀs ᴄᴀɴ sᴏᴏɴ ᴡɪᴛɴᴇss ᴛʜɪs ᴀᴅᴏʀᴀʙʟᴇ ᴀᴅᴅɪᴛɪᴏɴ, ᴀɴᴅ ᴛʜᴇ ʜᴏᴘᴇ ɪs ᴛʜᴀᴛ ɴᴇᴡs ᴏꜰ ʜᴇʀ ʙɪʀᴛʜ ᴡɪʟʟ ᴇɴᴄᴏᴜʀᴀɢᴇ ɢʀᴇᴀᴛᴇʀ ᴇꜰꜰᴏʀᴛs ɪɴ sᴀꜰᴇɢᴜᴀʀᴅɪɴɢ ᴀɴᴅ ᴘʀᴇsᴇʀᴠɪɴɢ ᴛʜᴇ ᴇᴀsᴛᴇʀɴ ʙᴏɴɢᴏ ᴀɴᴅ ᴏᴛʜᴇʀ ᴇɴᴅᴀɴɢᴇʀᴇᴅ sᴘᴇᴄɪᴇs.

 

 

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