The North Carolina Zoo is temporarily suspending operations
effective March 17 until further notice. More information.
Living on a 40-acre habitat can make medical care difficult. Training encourages the animals to participate in their own care and wellness. The bongo voluntarily enters a chute where keepers can weigh them and safely perform vaccinations, blood draws, and ultrasounds.
This species is cooperatively managed as part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' Species Survival Plan program program. This program is responsible for developing a Breeding and Transfer Plan for each species in the program.