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(engl: Nilgai)

Male or female?

Males have horns and a pronounced neck/neck mane. Due to their blue-gray coat, the Nilgau antelope is often referred to as "Biaubock". The smaller, hornless females have a light brown coat.

Fighting on knees

The females live in herds of up to 20 animals. The males fight during mating season to lead the herd. The rivals kneel before each other. They then ram into each other with their horns, or try to hold their ground in the neck-fight until the loser gives up.

Verbreitungsgebiet: Nilgau-Antilope
Verbreitungsgebiet: Nilgau-Antilope
Wissenschaftl. Name Boselaphus tragocamelus
Ordnung Artiodactyla
Familie Bovidae
Größe bis 150 cm
Gewicht ♂ bis 250 kg, ♀ bis 130 kg
Fortpflanzung Tragzeit 8 Monate, 1 Jungtier
Verbreitung India
Lebensraum forest, savannah
Nahrung Grasses, Herbs, Leaves, Fruits
Bestand endangered