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All about Gaur (Bos gaurus)

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Picture of Buxa Tiger Reserve ., Dooars , India .


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One of my beautiful days in forest. Dancing Peacock, Bison & Elephant in a single frame


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Name-Gaur (Indian Bison)
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Lens- Nikkor 300mm f4with 1.4 tc
Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary . West Bengal
February 25, 2015

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"HULK"
Gaur (Bos gaurus)
Buxa Tiger reserve
December 2015

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D: Gaur or Indian Bison
Binomial name: Bos gaurus
Smith, 1827
Conservation Status: Vurnerable(IUCN)
Date: June 15'
Location: B.T.R.

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Gaur
Buxa Tiger reserve
December 2015



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very muscular Gaur
Buxa Tiger reserve


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Published on Apr 27, 2015This video is taken by some tourist in Kanha National Park, India. You can see how powerful these Gaur are. They lift the vehicle in Air. The video is of two huge bull gaur and a impatient Forest guide who aggressively drives between them, the two then ram the jeep as he drives past. The guide has been suspended
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(07-05-2015, 02:50 AM)GuateGojira Wrote: Body size of the gaur:

The magnificent gaur is famous for been the largest bovid in modern days, although some evidence suggest that the Indian water buffalo could be heavier.

Many times the size of these great mammals has been discussed, but the use of unreliable evidence and internet rumors made impossible to get to an accurate conclusion. I managed to summarize the data of body measurements and weights available in literature from gaurs hunted in the wild, and although this don't exhaust all the data available (I guess there are some other measurements over there), it gives a good idea about the size of this magnificent animal.

First, here is the table with the raw data, all measurements between pegs:

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Second, here is the comparative image of an average male gaur, together with the summarize of the measurements from the table:

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Take in count that the head-body length came from the nose to the root of tail, so the animal itself is slightly longer, about 290 cm at the tip of the hip. There is an exceptional weight of 2,700 lb "clean" (1,225 kg) from Cochin, China, but the figure seems unreliable are at least doubtful. I label it as "Indian" because there is a record from a Sri Lanka gaur that I posses and the animal seems very small, although is described as fully grow.

There are common references in literature and the web (including Wikipedia) of lengths of 330 cm in head-body, but this constitutes exaggerations and came from the book "Walker Mammals of the World"; check the image:

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Now, we can see that those measurements are incorrect, based in the real sizes recorded from specimens in the wild.

Enjoy the data. [img]images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]
 

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Thanks for your valuable information, Gaurs are incredible powerful animals
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(06-09-2016, 03:10 AM)Pckts Wrote: Not a Bison but gives you an idea

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Incredible Cape Buffalo looks small, Gaurs are Giants
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( This post was last modified: 04-17-2017, 08:10 AM by Rishi )

(04-09-2017, 06:49 AM)epaiva Wrote:
(06-09-2016, 03:10 AM)Pckts Wrote: Not a Bison but gives you an idea

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Incredible Cape Buffalo looks small, Gaurs are Giants

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http://www.asianwildcattle.org/our-work/...-asia.html
For Gaurs habitat range in India.
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Gaurs chasing tigers.

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Gaur roaming the streets





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Probably a domestic Gaur but you can still see the power of this beast.
Sad for the poor guy but still crazy to see.





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(07-03-2017, 10:31 PM)Pckts Wrote: Probably a domestic Gaur but you can still see the power of this beast.
Sad for the poor guy but still crazy to see.






That gaur can't be domestic, they have never been domesticated.

Wild gaurs used the plantations (tea, coffee, spices etc.) as corridors between forests & often stray into the adjoining localities (most started as worker settlements during colonial days). 
There are few dozens of similar videos on YouTube, though not quite striking as this...
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