Herbivores Census

May 15, 20196 days 00
  • The forest department of Gujarat is conducting a census of herbivores in Gir forest and other protected areas.
  • The census covers wild ungulates like spotted deer, blue bulls (nilgais), sambars, Indian langurs, peafowl, Indian gazelles (chinkaras), four-horned antelopes (choshinga) and wild boars.
  • Wild ungulates and langurs are the main prey of Asiatic lions.
  • A count of ungulates gives data of prey-base for the lions and other predators like leopard, hyena.

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