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|This is a picture of the Indian Bison.. though this mammal falls under the category of endangered species, their population is growing in the protected forest areas. This Bison was almost charging at us when I clicked the photo.|
The gaur (Bos gaurus), also called Indian bison, is the largest extant bovine and is native to South Asia and Southeast Asia. The species is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List since 1986, as the population decline in parts of the species' range is likely to be well over 70% during the last three generations. Population trends are stable in well-protected areas, and are rebuilding in a few areas which had been neglected.
The gaur is the tallest species of wild cattle. The Malayan gaur is called seladang, and the Burmese gaur is called pyoung.
The gaur is a strong and massively built species with a high convex ridge on the forehead between the horns, which bends forward, causing a deep hollow in the profile of the upper part of the head. There is a prominent ridge on the back. The ears are very large; the tail only just reaches the hocks, and in old bulls the hair becomes very thin on the back. In colour, the adult male gaur is dark brown, approaching black in very old individuals; the upper part of the head, from above the eyes to the nape of the neck, is, however, ashy grey, or occasionally dirty white; the muzzle is pale coloured, and the lower part of the legs are pure white or tan. The cows and young bulls are paler, and in some instances have a rufous tinge, which is most marked in groups inhabiting dry and open districts.
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This is another nice picture from your Kanha trip.
Good portrait of curious Indian Bison.
Nice natural ambiance.
well composed as well.
- [2013-06-12 0:13]
Brave enough to take a photograph like this. i think this is close enough. excellent wild life photo. good work friend. i really love this image because of its gentleness.