The gaur is the largest bovine currently in existence, they are native to Southeast Asia.


Gaur (Bos gaurus), Toronto Zoo.

Gaurs are massively built heavy animals with large horns. One must give respect to such magnificent beasts when encountered in the wild. Gaur bulls can be outright aggressive towards people or cattle intruding on their territory and they do have the means to inflict some serious injury.


Gaurs graze on various grasses and other herbaceous plants as well as on the foliage of trees and shrubs.

Even though gaurs are large and strong animals quite capable of defending themselves, certain large predators, such as tigers, leopards and crocodiles can prey on them.

Further Readings:

Gaur on Wikipedia.
Gaur on the Toronto Zoo website.
Last updated: August 10, 2015

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