Nilgai Animal Pictures

Boselaphus tragocamelus

Nilgai bull

Nilgai bull
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The nilgai is also known as a blue cow.

Male Nilgai

Male Nilgai
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This Asian animal was brought to Texas ranches in the 1920s and 1930s for game hunting, but some escaped. There is now a feral population of nilgai in Texas.

female nilgai

female nilgai
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Male nilgai have horns, but females, like the one pictured here, do not have horns.

mother and baby nilgai

mother and baby nilgai
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Baby nilgai are called calves.

closeup of a male nilgai

closeup of a male nilgai
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The biggest of the Asian antelopes, the nilgai can be as much as 4.9 feet high at the shoulder, 6.58 feet long and weigh up to 634 pounds.

herd of nilgai

herd of nilgai
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Nilgai are so populous in India that they are often considered pests.