Our Neighborhood's Biodiversity Map

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Asia
Indian Bison (Gaur) 1 by N. A. Naseer * To See the original image, please click the image
Shared by : Chuck Chuan NG (Malaysia)
Region : South Asia and Southeast Asia
Status : Vulnerable
Introduction
Malaysian local name is Seladang. It has brownish dark colour body with a hump between the shoulders. The special feature of the Malayan Gaur as compare to other buffalo is they have white socks on all of the four legs. A new born Malayan Gaur can be yellowish-brown in colour and able to get darker as the calf become adult at the age of 3 months. The Malayan Gaur can grow up to 1.9 metres tall at shoulder height and its weight can reach up to 500-1000 kilogrammes. Distribution: It can be found in the lowland forests of Myanmar, Vietnam, China, Nepal, Bangladesh, Thailand, India and Peninsular Malaysia.

Breeding Session: Normally have one calf per birth with gestation period of 310-314 days. A typical Malayan Gaur can have a lifespan of 17-19 years. Status: Protected under Malaysian Wildlife Protection Act 1976/1972 and Wildlife Conservation Act 2010 listed in CITES Appendix I and categorized as ‘Vulnerable’ in IUCN Red List.

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