Ten fun facts about Gayals

Fact 1
They are most commonly found in Bangladesh and northeast areas of India such as the state of Arunachal Pradesh.

Fact 2
To the Adi people, the possession of gayal is the traditional measure of a family's wealth.

Fact 3
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.

Fact 4
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.

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Short about Gayals
is a large cattle that is the domesticated form of the gaur or Indian bison.

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