A well-known National Park in India.
Asiatic Water Buffalo (Bubalus arnee)
Truly wild Asiatic water buffalo are very rare and can be counted in the hundreds in south east Asia. Domesticated water buffalo are much more prevalent throughout the world however, and can be counted in the millions. They love the water and can often be found almost completely submerged in the ponds within their preserve.
Nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus)
Nilgai, the largest of the Asian antelopes are native to India. Only the males bear short, straight horns and are slate-gray in color. Females and juveniles are tan in color and do not have horns. Both sexes can easily be identified by two white cheek spots on either side of their face, and by what look like black and white striped socks at their ankles.
Blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra)
Standing just two-and-a-half feet tall, this species of Indian antelope gets its name from the dark color of the mature male (which is known as a buck). Females and immature males are lighter in color. The male’s straight, ringed horns twist 3 or 4 times and are about 2 feet long. If danger approaches, blackbuck will spring up into the air to alert the rest of the herd — a behavior called pronking. Blackbuck are endangered in India.
Scimitar-Horned Oryx (Oryx dammah)
Range: Extinct in the wild, former range arid northern Africa. This large antelope is extinct in the wild and the last wild animals are thought to have been around 1990 in Chad. Their final decline is a result of poaching, drought and civil war in Chad. There are currently efforts and plans to ultimately reintroduce this species to suitable, secure, protected areas in former range states using the current world captive herd as host. LCS is currently involved in a study examining and quantifying genetic diversity in large captive herds to help with future conservation breeding!
Lowland Nyala (Tragelaphus angasii)
Range: native to southern Africa.
Fast Facts: Weighs up to 309 lbs (140kg). Only males have horns. The nyala does not show signs of territoriality. They are very cautious creatures.