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The Nilgiri tahr Nilgiritragus hylocrius is the only mountain goat found in the high-altitude shola-grasslands of the southern Western Ghats. It is exceptionally agile and uses the steep rocky cliffs as cover to escape predators. Here, a male is seen with decorations on his horns to attract females or intimidate rivals during the rutting season.
The Nilgiri tahr Nilgiritragus hylocrius is the only mountain goat found in the high-altitude shola-grasslands of the southern Western Ghats. It is exceptionally agile and uses the steep rocky cliffs as cover to escape predators. Here, a male is seen with decorations on his horns to attract females or intimidate rivals during the rutting season.


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