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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Gaur!

We just got back from a big road trip that included several days at the Jungle Lodge's K Gudi camp, south of Mysore. We didn't see any tigers, but we did see a leopard, lots of deer, and many gaur, the world's largest bovine. The bulls are hilariously big -- the cows are the size of blown-up brahmin dairy cows. My favorite sighting were five wild elephants swimming in a small lake. Here there are exiting the lake after deciding they had had enough of all our photography.

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And here is a gaur, looking shy but muscley.

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I could be wrong but I think it is called gaur

John said...

Wow, how embarrassing. Thanks, Anonymous. I'm fixing it now.