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Nilgai

Nilgai
Southeast Asia

Nilgai

About

The nilgai, sometimes called nilgau, is the largest Asian antelope. It is one of the most commonly seen wild mammals of central and northern India, often seen in farmland or scrub forest.

Fun Facts
  • Females and males can be easily distinguished. Males have grey to bluish-grey coat, spots on the cheeks and white marks on the edges of the lips. Females are tawny to brown in color.
  • Nilgai can survive long periods without water.
  • Although large in size, nilgai has a lot of predators. Main predators are: tigers, leopards, feral dogs, hyenas, wolves and lions.
Conservation

Lowest risk; does not qualify for a higher risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.