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  • Gaur: Darker and smaller

    Gaur: Darker and smaller

    Kahna offers exceptional amenities to a herbivore that is mainly a grazer like the gaur, for the rolling maidans offer it excellent pastures.

    November 25, 2018
  • The herd instinct of gaur

    The herd instinct of gaur

    In October there is usually some rain in the Mudumalai Sanctuary, but last year, after a long spell of drought, it was specially heavy. Wearing a mackintosh, I was out most days in the natural teak forest near Theppakkadu, following a large composite herd of gaur on elephant back. These composite herds, which I have …

    December 24, 2017
  • Licking gour calves into shape

    Licking gour calves into shape

    For several years now I have been studying gaur in various Southern areas where they probably attain their best development in India-the Nilgiris and Wynaad forests and the Sungam and Periyar areas of Kerala. I have been specially lucky in that for the past five years (with a break last year) I was able to …

    September 17, 2017
  • Gaur bulls with Roman noses

    Gaur bulls with Roman noses

    There were three others with me on the pad of the riding elephant when all this happened, three independent witnesses. Gaur in the Mudumalai Sanctuary tends to congregate in the Theppakkadu area in Sept-ember. The ground vegetation here consists mainly of short grass, herbs and creepers, while elsewhere in the sanctuary, tall grass chokes up …

    December 10, 2016
  • Gaur bulls with Roman noses

    Gaur bulls with Roman noses

    There were three others with me on the pad of the riding elephant when all this happened, three independent witnesses. Gaur in the Mudumalai Sanctuary tends to congregate in the Theppakkadu area in Sept-ember. The ground vegetation here consists mainly of short grass, herbs and creepers, while elsewhere in the sanctuary, tall grass chokes up …

    December 10, 2016