Thoroughfare Tahr

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The Western Ghats are a cradle of biodiversity, in every possible sense. Just driving along a road and you’ll find endemic primates, birds, ungulates.

The Nilgiri Tahr is limited entirely to that small stretch of hills it inhabits; it’s listed as endangered on the IUCN red list and lives in the increasingly threatened shola grasslands. Formerly, they roamed the slopes in large herds – now, to see one is an achievement, which makes these car window glimpses all the sweeter.

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