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Burmese Gaur -bull- Cambodia/India/Malaysia/Nepal/Thailand/Viet Nam

Burmese Gaur
(most common name)
(transboundary/brand name)

(local/other name):
• Burmese Bison
Gaur
• Indian Gaur
also named (Vietnamese):
Pyaung
• Pyoung
• Pyun

The Burmese Gaur is the name used for both subspecies (Bos gaurus gaurus and Bos gaurus laosiensis) of the Gaur.

As of 2017 in the DAD-IS database:
• Lao PDR does not list the Burmese Gaur; it lists the Kouprey (which is now probably extinct).
• Myanmar does not list the Burmese Gaur; it lists the Mithun.

The Burmese Gaur has a high tolerance for extreme tropical conditions (wet and hot) and bad climates in general. They can also live at altitudes of 1,500 meters (4,921 feet) above sea level and on land with a slope of 50–60 degrees.

The Burmese Gaur is said to produce ‘good, tasty meat’ and ‘good quality’ leather.

The Burmese Gaur belongs to the Bibovine cattle group. Bibovine refers to several species of large Southeast Asian wild cattle that are closely related to common cattle.

Burmese Gaur -bull- Cambodia/India/Malaysia/Nepal/Thailand/Viet Nam

This page was last updated on: 2019-12-18


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