Nilgai

animals that start with n: Nilgai

Nilgai

Often referred as the “blue bull,” nilgai is the biggest of all Asian Antelopes and is one of the most seen wild animals in India. It’s only 2 species in the family Boselaphini and one of the 3 tribes in the subfamily Bovinae.

Nilgai is known to be native in northeastern Pakistan, lowland parts of Southern Nepal, and the peninsular India. Adult males also refereed as blue bulls grow to around 180 to 200 cm long, and weighs between 120 to 240 kg.

Male nilgai has a bluish-gray coat, narrow and long heads with a white spot on the cheeks, erectile mane, two conical horns and white throat bib.

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