They are a critically endangered subspecies of the bongo, one of the largest forest antelopes, majestic physique - a reddish-brown coat, with black, white and yellow-white markings. They are critically endangered, with an estimated 100 individuals across four isolated locations in Kenya.
The decline of the mountain bongo has been caused by poaching and diseases and habitat protection and monitoring of the small remaining populations is critical for their survival. There are more mountain bongos in captivity than in the wild today.
Kangarui has partnered with Mt. Kenya Wildlife Conservancy to support their efforts in protecting the critically endangered Mountain Bongos. By raising awareness and donating a portion of our proceeds, we are committed to reversing their decline. Read more on the world's first breeding sanctuary at -> MKWC Mountain Bongo Breeding and Rewilding Programme .
With any product you purchase from us, you will be supporting to feed the mountain bongos.
About Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy
Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy (MKWC) is a not for profit organization dedicated to the Conservation of Wildlife in Kenya. It is nestled at the foot of Mount Kenya forest ecosystem, a world heritage site (by UNESCO) and an important biodiversity area. MKWC acts as a buffer to neighbouring communities from wildlife, preventing conflict between humans and wildlife through crop destruction, poaching, and aggressive wild animals.
Their vision is to conserve wildlife species in Kenya with a keen focus on the critically endangered Mountain Bongo by maintaining sustainable captive breeding herds for reintroduction into the wild & promoting species research.
Read more about MKWC here.