The Mighty Gaur

A trip down memory lane when our young guest editor, the 8-year-old Agastya shared his personal experiences of the amazing wildlife he encountered.

Before I saw the Gaur in Chitwan National Park of Nepal, I used to think that the Yak was the largest cattle in the world. But when I saw this magnificent beast, I was amazed to see how big it was. We had a great sighting because we saw it directly in front of our jeep. It seemed it was going to charge at us because it looked very angry. That was the first Gaur we saw.


It was completely black, with white legs and huge horns. It simply looks like a gigantic buffalo with large horns.

Suddenly, we saw two more Gaurs behind our jeep. Gaurs are also known as Indian bison. It is the biggest and tallest cattle in the world and weighs between 650 kg to 1,000 kg! Gaurs are found only in South and Southeast Asia.


This article was first published in the May 2015 edition of Saevus magazine

About the Author /

Agastya is 8 years old and lives in Noida. A wildlife enthusiast, he is most fascinated by reptiles and the cat family. He is also interested in cricket and reading.

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