Nilgiri tahr

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Nilgiri tahr

Order : Artiodactyla
Family : Bovidae
Subfamily : Caprinae
Species : Hemitragus hylocrius

 

The Nilgiri tahr is listed as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Countries
India
Some facts about the
Nilgiri tahr

Adult weight : 75 kg (165 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 17 years

Female maturity :669 days

Gestation : 188 days

Weaning : 152 days

Litter size : 1

Interval between litters : 246 days

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Facts about the Nilgiri tahr

The Nilgiri tahr (Hemitragus hylocrius) is an ungulate native to the Nilgiri Hills and the southern portion of the Western Ghats range in Tamil Nadu and Kerala states of southernmost India.

Other descriptions of Nilgiri tahr Nilgiri tahr Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Artiodactyla Family: Bovidae Subfamily: Caprinae Genus: Hemitragus Species: hylocrius Binomial name Hemitragus hylocrius (Ogilby, 1838) The Nilgiri tahr (Hemitragus hylocrius) is an ungulate native to the Nilgiri Hills and the southern portion of the Western Ghats range in Tamil Nadu and Kerala states of southernmost India. (Full text)

The rare and endemic Nilgiri tahr (Hemitragus hylocrius) is limited to a 400 km band of shola-grassland mosaic, from the Nilgiri Hills in the north to the Ashambu Hills in the south. (Wiki)

The rare and endemic Nilgiri tahr (Hemitragus hylocrius) is currently limited to a narrow, 400-km stretch of shola-grassland mosaic, from the Nilgiri Hills to the Ashambu Hills (Mishra and Johnsingh 1998). (Full text)

[/End Nostalgia]So fo all those wondering what the Nilgiri Tahr is, the picture below should throw some light:The Nilgiri TahrThe Nilgiri tahr (Hemitragus hylocrius)is a stocky goat in which both sexes have a short, coarse pelage and a bristly mane a few centimeters long, in contrast to the male Himalayan tahr which has a long, shaggy mane on the shoulders, throat and chest. (Full text)

The Nilgiri tahr (Hemitragus hylocrius) is an endangered mountain ungulate endemic to the Western Ghats in South India.

Status and Ecology of the Nilgiri Tahr in the Mukurthi National Park, South IndiaSumithran, Stephen Abstract : The Nilgiri tahr (Hemitragus hylocrius) is an endangered

Once a female hemitragus hylocrius is impregnated, it will take her about 180 days to go full term, delivering an offspring called a kid. (Full text)

The Nilgiri Tahr, is an endangered mountain goat, found primarily in the Western Ghats including the Nilgiri Hills of South India.

The Tamil name for Nilgiri tahr is "varai ad" or "varai adoo" which translates to "cliff goat".

The Tamil name for Nilgiri tahr is "varai ad" or "varai adoo" which translates to "cliff goat".

Question 1The Nilgiri TahrThe Nilgiri Tahr is a mountain goat that lives in the Nilgiri hills on the border between Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

The Tamil name for Nilgiri tahr is "varai ard" or "varai ardoo" which translates to "cliff goat".

Nilgiri Tahr Also known as the Nilgiri ibex, the Nilgiri tahr is a short, stocky creature belonging to the sub-family caprinae, the same family as goats. (Full text)

The Nilgiri tahr is not very plentiful, with only about 2,000 remaining in several protected areas.

Detailed tour plan and price on request » Nilgiri Tahr – (An endemic and endangered species) The Nilgiri Tahr is the only mountain goat found in South India. (Full text)

Nilgiri tahr Hemitragus hylocrius (Endangered) The Nilgiri tahr is a mountain goat once common in southern India but now found only in small numbers in isolated pockets in the Western Ghats region of the country.

the world population of the endangered rare mountain goat, Nilgiri Tahr is found here.

Nilgiri Tahrs are found in the Nilgiri Hills, the Anamalai Hills and the hill ranges of central Kerala.

The Nilgiri tahrs are stocky goats with short, coarse fur and a bristly mane.

The endangered Nilgiri tahrs are endemic to the Western Ghats Mountains in south India. (Full text)

The Nilgiri tahrs are found only in the montane grasslands of the South Western Ghats, and number only about 2000 individuals. (Wiki)

The Nilgiri Tahrs are now reduced to small herds found in Eravikulam-Rajamala region.

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