Bongo Surveillance Project
The eastern or mountain bongo is critically endangered with less than 150 individuals left in the wild. The main threats are hunting, habitat loss and disease.
In 2010, the zoo provided funding for the Bongo Surveillance Project (BSP). This project is involved with monitoring the remaining wild populations of bongos and gaining a greater understanding of their ecology. The BSP has set up partnerships with the local communities to protect the surrounding forest by carrying out activities such as tree planting, working on water catchment solutions, establishing fisheries and employing solar cooking and lighting techniques. The BSP has also set up wildlife clubs for schools near bongo populations.