- Recently, a case of poaching of Indian Bison was discovered using a sniffer dog in West Bengal.
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✔️Protected under Schedule 1 of the Wildlife Protection Act.
✔️Commonly referred to as gaur in the northern parts of the country, is listed as ‘vulnerable’ on the IUCN Red List.
✔️Domesticated form of the gaur is called gayal (Bos frontalis) or mithun
✔️confined to evergreen forests or semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests, but also occur in deciduous forest
✔️Wayanad – Nagarhole – Mudumalai – Bandipur is the largest Complex in India
✔️Imp Distribution-Nagarahole and Bandipur National Parks, Tadoba Andhari Tiger Project, Periyar Tiger Reserve and Silent Valley and Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary
✔️Biggest among wild cattle