Roy's Postcards: 1983/12/10


Frances, Susanna, Rachel, Leonard and I went to the Natural History Museum and saw the American Indian festival - sand painting, jewelry, etc. Leonard and I saw the Marine Biology display, including a movie on the life of jellyfish. Tonight we went to Alameda Street and bought a Christmas tree

Postcard front:

BONGO (Boocercus euryceros)
This lone male bongo is from the Abedare Range in Central Kenya. Bongos can also be found in Sierre Leone, Liberia, the Congo River basin in the West, and Central Kenya in the east. They live in the dense forests of bamboo, where they hide by day. Mostly nocturnal, Bongos live in pairs or small groups that sometimes number up to 35. They feed on leaves and creepers found amongst the bamboo.

Postcard back:

Photo by Lawrence S. Reynolds

Leonard's comments:

Who knew that bongos feed on creepers?

See also: lacmnh la

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