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Nilgiri Tahr



Nilgiri Tahr is a special type of mountain goat found in the high altitude grasslands of the Western Ghats in south India. Locally known as 'Nilgiri ibex', it resembles the domestic goat in appearance. A grown-up male Tahr is 100 cm tall at the shoulder and weighs around 100 kg. It is dark brown with a tinge of black color. Females are smaller in size and weight and are grayish in color. Horns that curve backwards are the specialty of both male and female goats. Eravikulam National Park near Munnar houses a small amount of Nilgiri Tahrs.



Updated on 7th June, 2005

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