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  • 23 June, 2020

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Indian Gaur

Indian Gaur

The Indian Gaur or Bison (Bos gaurus) is the largest and the tallest in the family of wild cattle and is a grazing animal. It is categorized as vulnerable under IUCN Red List and protected under Wild Life Protection Act, 1972: Schedule I.

It is kept well and protected in some of the famous national parks of India like Nagarhole, Bandipur, Kabini and Masinagudi (Mudumalai). The destruction of the grasslands has led to the decline in the availability of food for these animals.

The illegal hunting of the Indian bison is done for their commercial value as well as due to the high demand for gaur meat in the illegal market of the India-Nepal border. Recently, the first population estimation exercise of the Indian Gaur (Bison) was carried out in the Nilgiris Forest Division, Tamil Nadu.

World Wide Fund for Nature India assisted the exercise and highlighted that there are an estimated 2,000 Indian gaurs across the division.

Source: IE


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