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Is the nilgai endangered?

Is the nilgai endangered?

Nilgai prefers grassland and woodland areas, plains with shrubs and low hills. They are not endangered.

What type of animal is a nilgai?

Asian antelope
nilgai, (Boselaphus tragocamelus), also called bluebuck, the largest Asian antelope (family Bovidae). The nilgai is indigenous to the Indian subcontinent, and Hindus accord it the same sacred status as cattle (both belong to the subfamily Bovinae).

How many nilgai are left in India?

Ecology and Conservation Nilgai are also prey for tigers. Currently, there are 15,000 nilgai living in the state of Texas and 10,000 in their native India.

Where are nilgai native to?

In India nilgai occur from the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains southward to Mysore. They live on a variety of land types from hillsides to level ground with scattered grass steppes, trees, and cultivated areas, but not in thick forests.

What does Boselaphus tragocamelus mean?

The species name, Boselaphus tragocamelus is derived from ‘bos’, Latin for ox, ‘elaphos’, Greek for deer, ‘tragos’, Greek for a male goat, and ‘kamelos’, Greek for camel. Melody Benton (author), University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Phil Myers (editor), Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

What kind of disease does a nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus) have?

Toxoplasmosis in nilgais ( Boselaphus tragocamelus) and a saiga antelope ( Saiga tatarica ). . . Crop and livestock depredation caused by wild animals in protected areas: the case of Sariska Tiger Reserve, Rajasthan, India. . . Ecological aspects of habitat preferences, feeding, daily activities and niche of the nilgai ( Boselaphus tragocamelus ).

Where do Boselaphus come from?

A sexually dimorphic ungulate of large stature and unique coloration, it is the only species in the genus Boselaphus. It is endemic to peninsular India and small parts of Pakistan and Nepal, has been extirpated from Bangladesh, and has been introduced in the United States (Texas), Mexico, South Africa, and Italy.

Is Pheraios chryssomallos Tragelaphini?

Pheraios chryssomallos, gen. et sp. nov. (Mammalia, Bovidae, Tragelaphini), from the late Miocene of Thessally (Greece): implications tragelaphin biogeography. . . A note on breeding the nilgai Boselaphus tragocamelus at Stanley Zoo.