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Time to disappear! The Gaur AKA &quot;Indian Bison&quot; (Bos Gaurus) - Judging by its physical characteristics and that it is alone, the Gaur in the image is a male [Gaur herds are lead by female Gaurs (matriarchy)]. I spotted this lone ranger on top of the Brahmagiri hills, during our trek there (me and a group of friends).<br />
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The bull was nearly half a mile away from our location, but he was able to hear even the tiniest of the sounds we made, which is when we appeared in its radar and it started looking in our direction. That is when I clicked the image, and then we all sat on the ground silently until the Gaur walked away in the opposite direction and soon disappeared in to the thick canopy near by. Bos gaurus,Gaur,Geotagged,India,animal,bos gaurus,brahmagiri hills,bull,gaur,jungle,kodagu,western ghats,wild Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Time to disappear!

The Gaur AKA "Indian Bison" (Bos Gaurus) - Judging by its physical characteristics and that it is alone, the Gaur in the image is a male [Gaur herds are lead by female Gaurs (matriarchy)]. I spotted this lone ranger on top of the Brahmagiri hills, during our trek there (me and a group of friends).

The bull was nearly half a mile away from our location, but he was able to hear even the tiniest of the sounds we made, which is when we appeared in its radar and it started looking in our direction. That is when I clicked the image, and then we all sat on the ground silently until the Gaur walked away in the opposite direction and soon disappeared in to the thick canopy near by.

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  1. Well told, as if we're there ourselves :) Posted 8 years ago
    1. M glad you feel that way :) Posted 8 years ago

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The gaur, 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.

Similar species: Even-toed Ungulates
Species identified by Avinash Krishnamurthy
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By Avinash Krishnamurthy

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Uploaded Sep 18, 2014. Captured in Thirunelli Pakshipathalam Trek, Manchalli, Karnataka 670646, India.