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Nilgiri Tahr

  • 13 Feb 2020
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  • Scientific Name: Nilgiritragus hylocrius
  • Habitat: Western Ghats in southern India (Tamil Nadu and Kerala), Nilgiri Tahr is the state animal of Tamil Nadu.
  • Threatened By: Hunting, habitat loss (mainly from domestic livestock and spread of invasive plants), climate change
  • Protection Status:
    • IUCN Red List: Endangered
    • Indian Wildlife Protection Act, 1972: Schedule I
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