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massive bull,

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A massive looking individual from thailand

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a long horned bull gaur from Kabini, India

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gaur coming out on a jeep track, Chitwan, Nepal

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I'll post some large individuals from S. India and C. India here @Suhail @Jimmy @Roflcopters  so we can at least give it the "eye test" to see if there are noticeable differences 

S. India
Ravi Naik
Bandipur

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Santhosh Narayan
Bandipur

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Sunil Manikkath
Bandipur

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S.p.Jagdish Prasad

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Shahid Jabbar
Bandipur

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Mayank Purohit
Nagarhole

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Nagarhole

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Nagarhole

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C. India 

Reza Husain Sayed

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Tim Budd
Kanha

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Kanha

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Kanha

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I just posted from Kanha, I couldn't find many I thought were impressive from Pench and Tadoba.
I'll keep looking around when I get a little more time and see what I come up with, feel free to add to it if you guys want.
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Not so easy @Pckts the Central indian might show visibly more neckline-meaning their dewlap starts further down slightly than the southern one, the dewlap from south indian ones sometimes can go down beyond the "white shocks', of course we need to see more samples to see some variables and to differentiate, but it is probably not as simple as to distinguish between South-east Asian and Indian Gaurs or the North Indian gaurs, since there will always be overlapping similarities with less noticeable differences.
here are some impressive individuals from south and central region
First impressive South Indian gaurs with continuous dewlap

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Now we can compare these with impressive individuals from Kanha reserve

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this is from Chitwan with pretty clear neckline

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Now in slightly different but similar posture
This is the South Indian

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This is from Kanha

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Again a bull from South

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Here is one impressive bull from Kanha

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for comparision here is one from Chitwan

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An ideal and perfect specimen, nilgiris

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one of the most impressive individual, turned out to be a captive specimen but nontheless, Imposing!!!
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big guy for a vehicle comparison by fersalmo

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back end of a bull gaur
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Some pics and footage from Chitwan, Nepal
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by Sanjay Kumar

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by Rajendra Bhandari

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Two Gaur males sizing up... 
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Krishna Kumar Tekam
GAUR (INDIAN BISON )

KANHA TIGER RESERVE M.P. 
NOVEMBER 2018

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https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy...613694.ece

Bull Gaur from Kabini:


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Monster Bull Gaur:


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Account from Kenneth Anderson; who witnessed a fierce battle between two large Bull gaurs. One gaur had a peculiar horn that gave it a distinct advantage in the fight:


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http://ezine.nitroexpress.info/NickuduFi...sia064.pdf
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A ton of muscle from jungle in South India
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 gaur bull in kartanaka 
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No steroids..!
A stout individual from parambikulam tiger reserve, kerala
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pair big bulls from nagarhole



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For The First Time In Three Years, An Indian Bison Was Spotted In Bannerghatta National Park, Even Elephants Are Back!
Environmentalists and activists campaigning to save the Bannerghatta National Park (BNP) near Bengaluru are elated after an adult Indian Bison was spotted in the protected area, the first such sighting in nearly three years.


According to activists, it is not less than a moment of celebration for them because the Bison was seen in the national park less than six months after the mining in the area was stopped.

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ROHAN BHARDWAJ

The years of mining in quarries around BNP and the hundreds of trucks passing through the area had driven almost all wild animals away from the region.
"This bison was spotted by a photographer called Rohan who clicked the picture and sent it to me. This happened a couple of days ago. Since then I also went to the area and to my surprise I saw a bison with its calf. This is definity a good sign. This mean that the animals are coming back," Vishnu an activists and photographer told Indiatimes.

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Some 15 mines which were located in the Ecologically Sensitive Zone (ESZ) of BNP have been shut since September. 
"For me this is such a wonderful news. This gives an all new meaning to our fight. We have spotted all kinds of animals now. In just 3-4 months since the mining activities have stopped, they have all come back. After the queries stopped working the movement of vehicles, which used to be in their hundreds have come down. The vehicles used to scare the animals away. Now the quarries have fallen silent so the animals have started migrating back," Vijay Nishanth, a Bengaluru-based urban conservationist who has been on the forefront of the movement to save Bannerghatta said, reacting to the spotting of the bison in the national park.

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He also added that it is not just bisons that have returned to their original habitat. According to Nishanth currently there is a herd of around 80 elephants in Bannerghatta.
"We saw the elephant herd recently near a waterbody. They have been there for days. We saw them playing in the water for hours. It was such a wonderful sight. We haven't seen something like this in two years inside Bannerghatta. It is obvious that the animals are back," Nishanth explained. 


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The return of elephants to Bannerghatta is significant as the national park falls between the Mysore Elephant Reserve and Thali Reserve Forest in neighbouring Tamil Nadu and acts as a corridor for large elephant populations migration. 

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Nishanth however added that activists are wary about the recent proposal by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change to reduce the ESZ around BNP by 100 sq km.

If the proposal gets approved the ESZ will be reduced to just 169 sq km from the current 269 sq km and reduce the extent of the ESZ from a maximum of 4.5 km to a maximum of 1 km.
This, Nishanth said, will allow the mining companies to return to Bannerghatta and undo all the progress they have made in preserving the protected area.

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The draft notification issued by the ministry has been open for public feedback till the 31st of this month.
Two separate online campaigns launched by United Bengaluru and Jhatkaa are trying to rally support to save Bannerghatta. 
United Bengaluru, a citizens collective which has been one of the most vocal campaigners to save Bannerghatta, in a statement said that the new notification reduces the area of ESZ around BNP by 100 sq km from 268.96 sq km to 169.84 sq km. It also reduces the extent of the ESZ from a maximum of 4.5 km to a maximum of 1 km. This arbitrary action not only threatens the fragile ecosystem and biodiversity of BNP but also defeats the stated purpose of establishing an ESZ to buffer impacts on the National Park.


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Additionally, BNP also serves as a watershed for streams/rivers like Antargange, Suvarnamukhi, Rayathmala, Muthyalamaduvu, Hebbalalahalla, Bantanahalla, Aanemaduvinhalla, Shankatanahalli etc, most of which empty into the economically and culturally significant Cauvery river.


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This video hadn´t so many views, so I put it here, two gaurs seem to have some issues with each others.




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