Distribution: southern part of China's Yunnan Pruvince, southeastern Tibet, India to Indochina Peninsula and Malaysian Peninsula.
The body length of the Gaur is 230-250cm, with a 70 105cm tail; weight ranges from 650-1000kg. They live in grasslands and forests from sea level to an altitude of 1,800 meters. They roam in small groups of eight to 11. Gaurs are ferocious and feed on grass and leaves. The normal lifespan ranges from 20 to 30 years.
They receive first grade national protection.