Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/53602

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Artiodactyla
Family:Bovidae
Genus:Bos
Genus species:Bos frontalis

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:250-330 cm
Height:170-220 cm
Weight:700-1000 kg
Identification:The gaur is dark brown with paler lower legs. It has a dewlap that hangs from the chin to between the front legs, a shoulder hump, and horns on both sexes.
Habitat:Tropical woodlands
Diet:Herbivore: grasses, shoots, fruit
Reproduction:Gaurs breed throughout the year, peaking between December and June. Females gestate 275 days before giving birth to one (rarely two) calf. Calves are weaned at 7-9 months of age. Life expectancy is 30 years.
Herds are led by an adult male with 2-40 individuals per herd. Dominance is determined by size.
Behavior:The gaur is nocturnal and diurnal. It is very shy and avoids human settlements.
Status:Vulnerable
Interesting Facts:The only predators of the gaur are tigers and leopards.

Other Information

Geographic:Southeastern Asia Date:1966-05 Subjects:Gaur
even-toed ungulate
Bos
Bovidae
Artriodactyla
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata
Ruminants
Ungulates
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/53602