The Nilgai in the woods

The Nilgai in the woods

The Nilgai in the woods

A couple of weeks back I went to a resort near a canal with my family. Walking in the woods I spotted this animal, zoomed in the cam and took the picture. It ran away soon when I came more close.  How many times have you come across this animal?

It is the Nilgai, is the largest Asian Antelope. The grown up males appear ox-like, hence also called BLUE BULLS. Blue is translated as “Nil” and Bull as “Gai” in Urdu, hence the term Nil Gai. It is mostly present in parts of eastern Pakistan, Southern Nepal and commonly seen in Central and Northern India where the estimated population is around 100,000. It also exists in the United States in Alabama & Texas.

Weighing in high as 600 lbs, males being larges than females, feeding mostly on grass, leaves etc.


3 thoughts on “The Nilgai in the woods

  1. Hi! Thanks for posting the Niglai bull. I have to ask my son-in-law if he has these animals on his property in Freer, Texas, where he is developing a preserve. How very interesting that you post a “Texas” bull along with my own. 🙂 Serendipity? Thank you for the visit. I am delighted to find your unusual and really striking blog.

  2. Yes, definitely serendipity 🙂 Developing a preserve is a very commendable initiative, what a wonderful thing to do. Please keep posting the pictures of it 🙂
    Thanks a lot, glad to know that you like the blog 🙂

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