A Conversation for Colours of Wildlife - Gaur: The Beefiest of All

Gaur come in ninth as one of the heaviest land animals at that other site

Post 1

paulh, hiding under my bed

Hi, Willem

Yep, that sure is a heavy and muscular beast.

In "Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress" - by Dai Sijie - I remember reading that the protagonist managed to get an ox (possibly a Gaur) killed, and enjoyed the meat. In a Communist society, there are so many ruls and regulations! If you can inadvertently end up with a good meal, even at he expense of an ox, you may be ahead, for whatever value of ahead you can manage.


Gaur come in ninth as one of the heaviest land animals at that other site

Post 2

Willem

Hello! I don't think wild gaur are eaten much. I did mention that there's a domesticated form called a Gayal which is more likely to be consumed. At any rate let me guess which eight other land critters are heavier than a gaur:

1. African bush elephant
2. Asian elephant
3. African forest elephant
4. White Rhino
5. Black Rhino
6. Asian one-horned rhino
7. Javan rhino
8. Hippopotamus

Am I right?


Gaur come in ninth as one of the heaviest land animals at that other site

Post 3

paulh, hiding under my bed

Almost

The giraffe is substituting for one of the rhinos.


Gaur come in ninth as one of the heaviest land animals at that other site

Post 4

paulh, hiding under my bed

The rhinos that do make the list are White, Indian and Black.

Two buffalos and a bison come after the Gaur.


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