Scientific name: Boselaphus tragocamelus

Place of Origin: India, Nepal and Pakistan
Lifespan (in wild): 21 Years
Weight: 264 to 528 lbs
Body size: 4 to 5 ft
Diet: Herbivore

Fun Facts

  • Nilgai are the largest Asian antelope.
  • Nilgai can run up to 29 mph.
  • When literally translated nilgai means blue cow.

Conservation Status

Least Concern

Annual Cost of Care

The cost to care for this animal per year is $1200.

Through our Adopt a Species program, you have an opportunity to provide for this animal’s needs by paying for the annual cost of care. Check out our Donate page for other ways you can give!

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