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(bŏng`gō), spiral-horned antelopeantelope,
name applied to any of a large number of hoofed, ruminant mammals of the cattle family (Bovidae), which also includes the bison, buffalo, sheep, and goats. Found in Africa and Eurasia, they range in size from pygmy antelopes, 12 in.
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, Tragelaphus eurycerus, found in jungles and thick bamboo forests of equatorial Africa. Shy, elusive animals, bongos never emerge into the open and are seldom seen; they browse singly or in small groups. Related to the kuduskudu
, either of two oshort-haired African antelopes of genus Tragelaphus. The greater kudu, T. strepsiceros, has a reddish brown coat with thin vertical white stripes on its sides.
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 and bushbucksbushbuck,
either of two small, delicate, spiral-horned antelopes of sub-Saharan Africa, the imbabala (Tragelaphus sylvaticus) and the kéwel (T. scriptus), formerly classified as a single species.
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, they are fairly large, heavy-bodied antelopes, with males standing 4 ft (120 cm) at the shoulder. Both sexes have horns; in the male these are up to 3 ft (90 cm) long. The body is rich chestnut brown with narrow white stripes running across the back and down the sides, a pattern that provides excellent camouflage in dense thickets. There are western, or lowland, and eastern, or mountain, subspecies; the latter is found only in Kenya. Bongos have been much prized as trophies by big-game hunters. They are classified in the phylum ChordataChordata
, phylum of animals having a notochord, or dorsal stiffening rod, as the chief internal skeletal support at some stage of their development. Most chordates are vertebrates (animals with backbones), but the phylum also includes some small marine invertebrate animals.
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, subphylum Vertebrata, class Mammalia, order Artiodactyla, family Bovidae.

bongo

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a rare spiral-horned antelope, Boocercus (or Taurotragus) eurycerus, inhabiting forests of central Africa. The coat is bright red-brown with narrow cream stripes

bongo

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a small bucket-shaped drum, usually one of a pair, played by beating with the fingers

Bongo

A visual interface builder for Java originally from Marimba and later released into the public domain. Bongo output featured a variety of ready-to-use controls, known as "interface widgets."
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In the last decade, human activities have contributed largely in driving the bongos to extinction, but until the discovery and study of their waning figures, they were placed under strict surveillance.
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A fully grown bongo can reach up to 500kg, with their horns reaching up to around 100 cm long.
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However, Agence France-Presse reported that it is unclear if the Nice villa is still under the ownership of the Bongo family or some other entity.
Such a simple play style draws you in immediately and in no time you're collecting coins, out bongo-ing a mate or simply jamming with four sets of bongos.
Then, pick children to play the bongos who are doing creative movements using the large muscles of the body.
College principal John O'Connor confirmed one student was pushed over railings into the bongos' enclosure.
The two-year-old bongo antelope, named Bill by staff at Folly Farm, is the largest forest antelope.
The Remo Valencia bongos are available in two sizes-7" x 8.5" and 7" x 9".
The most recent escapees were two bongo antelopes who jumped out of their enclosure last July after a dog attack.