Saturday, November 9, 2013

Mysore Zoo - Nilgai

Mysore Zoo is the most popular zoo at Mysore in India. There are various wild animals and birds at the zoo. One among them is Nilgai, the largest Asian antelope. 



It has thin legs and a robust body that slopes down from the shoulder. Adult males have a grey to bluish-grey coat, while the females and young are tawny brown in color  The tips of the long, tufted tail and of the ears are black. They also possess a tubular-shaped "pennant" of long, coarse hair on the midsection of the throat.



Only the males have  two black, conical horns, arising close together just behind the eyes. The horns project upwards, but are slightly curved forward; they measure between 15 and 24 centimeters.



They  live in grasslands and woodlands where they eat grasses, leaves, buds, and fruit. They avoid dense forest and prefer the plains and low hills with shrubs. In India, it can be seen mostly in central and northern part.

21 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Cool looking antelope! Great shots!

Magia da Inês said...

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Eu não conhecia esses animais.

♯♬ Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos ♪♫♬
♭♪Brasil
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Sylvia K said...

Beautiful animals and great shadow shots for the day, Rajesh! Enjoy your weekend!!

bailey-road.com said...

They're beautiful.

TexWisGirl said...

they look quite powerful!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Nice shots! I don't think I've seen this critter before.

Our photos said...

Nice to see Zoo photos!
Greetings, RW & SK

George said...

Thanks for introducing us to an animal I have not seen before. Your pictures are wonderful.

Jim said...

Great beasts.

Hanne Bente said...

Great pictures you show of some beautiful antelopes :) Hanne Bente

R Niranjan Das said...

Beautiful creatures.

Hildred said...

Elegant creatures, thanks for sharing.

photowannabe said...

Beautiful and elegant creatures at the Zoo.

Roger Owen Green said...

Sometimes zoos save animals that otherwise could not be saved.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Leslie: said...

It's fascinating how many different types of antelope there are in the world.

Leslie
abcw team

Marcy said...

Beautiful animals!!

Z is for...

Ravish Mani said...

Lovely clicks Rajesh.

Seema Chauhan said...

I agree with Roger that Zoos is the only way to save animals. The biggest thing in your post is that all pic has captured the best way. Thanks for share with us!!

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

Great clicks... :-)

Datta Ghosh said...

Great clicks! I have seen them in their natural habitat most of the times.Mysore Zoo sure tends them well

Abhijit Ray said...

Nice capture. I see many of them roaming around in Haryana, Rajasthan, even in Gujarat.