#AtoZChallenge – Nilgai

The nilgai is the largest Asian Antelope. It’s found primarily in India although can also be found in southern Nepal and eastern Pakistan and is often spotted in scrub forest or farmland.

Mother and calves

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They avoid dense forests and prefer the plains and low shrubs eating grasses, leaves, buds and fruit.