Gaur in Town!

Gaur in Town!


This image of Gaur in the town of Kodaikanal in the Palani Mountains in southern India represents a common sight today. The reasons for their roaming in and around urban areas need to be studied in detail, but some or more of the following factors may play a role: habitat fragmentation due to disorderly growth in the city of Kodaikanal, private farms and plantations (and perhaps fences) These? Ed), rampant tourism and development, the encroachment of sholagrassland ecosystems by exotic species such as eucalyptus, pine and acacia, and food and water shortages in critical periods.

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