Ten fun facts about Gayals
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They are most commonly found in Bangladesh and northeast areas of India such as the state of Arunachal Pradesh.
To the Adi people, the possession of gayal is the traditional measure of a family's wealth.
Gayal are not milked or put to work but given supplementary care while grazing in the woods, until they are ritually slaughtered or killed for local consumption.
The gayal is the state animal of Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland.Fact 5
Gayals play an important role in the social life of the people in Arunachal Pradesh.Fact 6
Marriages are not fixed until the bridegroom's family gives at least one gayal to the bride's household.Fact 7
Gayals are left in the forest, where they usually stay within a small perimeter.Fact 8
Females are usually aggressive when with calves, and there are instances known when people have been severely injured after being gored by one.Fact 9
Male gayals are usually more docile.Fact 10
Classified as an herbivore, a gayal is both a browser and a grazer. It prefers green grass, but otherwise will consume coarse, dry grasses, forbs, and leaves. Go to more animal facts ❯
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