Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Nilgai


What the heck is a Nilgai?  This creature, Asia's largest antelope.  These photos are from Velavadar National Park but I saw these several places in India.  They reminded me of the Eland in Africa, and they are sort of cobbled-together looking.  It is a strange animal - also known as a blue bull.  Very chesty and with a downhill slope to the  body like topi, hartebeest, and giraffe.  I had never seen this animal in a zoo that I am aware of, of heard of it, before I saw it - so it was one of the "new to me" species of the trip.

1 comment:

Kristin Nelson said...

It's head doesn't match the size of it's body. Weird looking animal.