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Indian Nilgai (Neelgai) antelope fast facts have been listed in this article. Check out interesting facts about the blue bull of India.

Nilgai Facts

The largest Asiatic antelope, Nilgai is found throughout the Indian state of Haryana. Considered as a sacred animal by some of the Indians, it belongs to the Bovidae family. A gregarious animal, Neelgai is found living mainly in groups. However, male blue bulls may lead a solitary life in the later years of life. The life expectancy of the blue bulls of India is somewhere around 21 years. Given below are some more Indian Nilgai (Neelgai) antelope fast facts. Read interesting facts about the Blue bull of India:

Kingdom: Animalia
Scientific Name: Boselaphus tragocamelus
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Bovinae
Genus: Boselaphus
Species: B. tragocamelus
Height: 1.2 m to 1.5 m (4 feet to 5 feet)
Length: 1.8 m to 2 m (6 feet to 6.6 feet)
Tail Length: 40 cm to 45 cm
Weight: 120 kg to 240 kg
Age of Maturity: 18 months
Gestation Period: 8 months
Number of Offspring: Usually two
Length of Horns: 21.6 cm to 25.4 cm (8.5 inches to 10 inches)
Diet: Herbivorous
Average Lifespan: 21 years
Status: Low Risk