Eastern Bongo antelope
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Kenya's Mountain Bongo antelope under threat

18 April 2013 Last updated at 18:00 BST

The future of Kenya's Mountain, or Eastern, Bongo antelopes is under severe threat.

The species is hunted for its striking reddish-brown coat and there are now about 100 of them in the wild.

Focus on Africa's Anne Mawathe went to the Mau Eburu Forest in central Kenya to find out what is being done to protect the critically endangered animal.

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