Indian Bison

Indian Bison at Sakkarbaug Zoo in Junagadh, Gujarat

Local Name: Gaur.

Distribution: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Food: Wild gaur feed mainly on grasses, herbs, shrubs and trees with high preference for leaves.

Habitat: Evergreen forest.

Features: Gaur is the largest bovine in the world. It is the state animal of Goa. Gaur are side to look like water buffalo at the front and domestic cattle at the back. They are the heaviest and most powerful off all wild cattle and are among the largest living land animals; elephants, rhinos and hippos the weight Gaur may equal or even surpass that of a Giraffe.

Source: display board

(The photo was taken at Sakkarbaug Zoo in Junagadh, Gujarat)