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Indian Bison

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    23rd Aug, 2020
  • Gaur or Indian bison is the largest extant bovine native to South and Southeast Asia.
  • They are heavily built with body weight varying between 400 and 1,200 kilograms.
  • Their population has declined by more than 70% during the last three generations, and is extinct in Sri Lanka and probably in Bangladesh also.
  • The first population estimation exercise of the bison was carried out in the Nilgiris Forest Division in February 2020.
  • It has revealed that more than an estimated 2,000 Indian gaurs inhabit the entire division.
  • IUCN status: Vulnerable

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