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About the Picture :
Picture taken at Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary in West Bengal, India.

We came across this male Gaur during an elephant safari in the park. Gaurs are generally found in herds. For some reasons it got isolated from its herd and was in a real bad mood. As we got closer it showed us clear alarming signs and signs of a charge. At that time our Mahout (the elephant rider) made the elephant trumpet and move its ears vigorously which is a alarm sign from the elephant. At that the Gaur backed a little and finally disappeared in the woods and we left a sigh of relief at last.

About Indian Bison :
The Indian Bison also known as 'Gaur' (Scientific name 'Bos gaurus') are generally found in parts of South and Southeast Asia including Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, China, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, and India. In India the Jaldapara and Gorumara forests are well known homes of these strong and massively built species. The Gaur is the tallest species of wild cattle. The species is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List since 1986.

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