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Nilgiri Ibex

Nilgiritragus hylocrius


These tahrs inhabit the open montane grassland habitat of the South Western Ghats montane rain forests ecoregion. At elevations from 1,200 to 2,600 metres (3,900 to 8,500 ft), the forests open into grasslands interspersed with pockets of stunted forests, locally known as sholas. The Nilgiri tahrs formerly ranged over these grasslands in large herds, but hunting and poaching in the nineteenth century reduced their population to as few as 100 animals by the early 20th century.

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SantanuDutta 11 years ago

@Maria - yeah, it was while I was hiking that I spotted this family of Ibex..

Maria dB
Maria dB 11 years ago

Very nice first spotting on Noah! Did you see these while hiking?

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 11 years ago

Welcome to Project Noah, SantanuDutta.

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Kerala, India

Spotted on Aug 14, 2011
Submitted on Oct 14, 2012

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