Wednesday, December 19, 2007

TDY - 057 - Gaur (Indian Bison), Periyar Tiger Reserve

Stock Image No: TDY 057
A bull Gaur in the forests of Periyar Tiger Reserve, Thekkady

Gaurs attains its best proportions in the moist, semi-deciduous and evergreen forests of southern India. The glistening black bulls, bulging muscles rippling under the skin, heavy-horned and with a pronounced dewlap and hump on the withers, white stockinged feet in contrast to the dark pelage of the body, are the prima donnas of the parks and sanctuaries of the Nagarahole, Bandipur and Bhadra of Karnataka, Mudumalai and Annamalai of Tamil Nadu, Parambikulam and Periyar of Kerala

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