East African Bongo | Tragelaphus eurycerus ssp. isaaci
The East African Bongo inhabits tropical mountain rainforests in which it is well camouflaged with its brown fur with white stripes from predators. Females live together with their offspring in small groups. Males are loners. In the East African bongo, both sexes carry spiral horns. These do not serve as a defense against predators but are used only in intraspecies battles. Thus, the ranking within a group or the possession of a region by horn battles is determined. Before a fight, the opponents try to intimidate each other by stalking with slow strides, high head and vertically held horns. The horn fight is meant only for the enemy to yield or escape, but not to be injured or killed.