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November 29th, 2014 by Vikram Nanjappa

The Lesser Known Star of Kabini – the Gaur

When we hear the term ‘Giants of Kabini’, we automatically think of elephants. However, there is another giant in Kabini that is not as famous. I am referring to the Gaur, which is often known as the Indian Bison. There’s something very interesting about the Gaur found in Kabini, as opposed to the ones found in other wildlife parks. Let me tell you why.

The Gaur!

The Gaur!

The Gaur is is a very shy animal, making it quite difficult for its behaviour to be observed over long periods of time. However, for reasons delightful but unknown, they seem to have shed this shy behaviour in Kabini. Thus, making Kabini one of the few places where one can observe this magnificent animal for long periods of time, and very often at close quarters.

The Lesser Known Star of Kabini

The Lesser Known Star of Kabini

There is another unique feature about the Gaur of Kabini. For some reason, the Gaurs achieve their most magnificent physical form in this region. This makes Kabini doubly important – as one can experience the Gaur in all its brilliance at close quarters, for a reasonable amount of time. Sighting and observing their behaviour is a true Kabini experience often overlooked due to a genuine lack of knowledge.

The Lesser Known Star of Kabini – the Gaur
Vikram Nanjappa
Vikram Nanjappa likes to be described as an interested and well-informed amateur. He draws his inspiration from the band of men called the Orientalists, most of whom were amateurs. By profession, they were soldiers and administrators. However, today, they are remembered as giants of scholarship. Like them, his field of enquiry is ‘Man and Nature; (with an emphasis on Nature) whatever is performed by the one or produced by the other’. He currently resides in Bangalore and freelances as a writer and photographer. He can be contacted at nanjappavikram@yahoo.co.in.



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