[Species in News]-Indian Gaur

Context

  • Recently, the first population estimation exercise of the Indian gaur carried out in the Nilgiris Forest Division in recent years.

About Indian Gaur

  • one of the largest extant bovines.
  • native to South and Southeast Asia
  • listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List since 1986.
  • listed in CITES Appendix I, and is legally protected in all range states.
  • extinct in Sri Lanka and probably also in Bangladesh.
  • one of the largest species among the wild cattle.
  • Gaur historically occurred throughout mainland South and Southeast Asia.