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First estimation exercise of Indian gaur in Nilgiris:

  • Category
    Miscellaneous
  • Published
    18th Jun, 2020

The first population estimation exercise of the Indian gaur carried out in the Nilgiris Forest Division in recent years, has revealed that more than an estimated 2,000 Indian gaurs inhabit the entire division.

  • The first population estimation exercise of the Indian gaur carried out in the Nilgiris Forest Division in recent years, has revealed that more than an estimated 2,000 Indian gaurs inhabit the entire division.

About Indian Gaur

  • The Gaur (Bos frontalis) is a big relative of the cow, being a bovine itself, and is the largest known wild cattle on the planet.
  • The Indian Gaur is listed as Schedule I species under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 and is tagged as ‘vulnerable’ on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List. 
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