Lion Country Safari has two new antelopes, Makumi and Bakari!

Lion Country Safari has two new animals for you to visit!

Two male eastern bongo antelope are now calling the drive-through safari in West Palm Beach their new home. The antelopes names are Makumi and Bakari. Makumi is one and Bakari is two years old.

Photo: Lion Country Safari

The antelopes relocated to Lion Country Safari in late April and now that they’re acclimated to the new environment, they’re ready for you to visit! The animals are located in the Kalahari Bushveldt section of the preserve.

According to a press release by Lion Country Safari: “Bongos are native to forest and savanna habitats in Africa. This species is listed as Critically Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and is in decline as a result of habitat loss and hunting. Lion Country Safari is proud to care for bongos and to help support bongo conservation programs through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.”

Lion Country Safari is home to more than 1,000 animals. You can visit the safari and enjoy the animals in their open roaming habitats. Visit LionCountrySafari.com for more information.