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name applied to any of a large number of hoofed, ruminant mammals of the cattle family (Bovidae), which also includes the bison, buffalo, sheep, and goats. Found in Africa and Eurasia, they range in size from pygmy antelopes, 12 in.
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(Boselaphus tragocamelus), an even-toed ungulate of the family Bovidae. The male is about 2 m long, has a shoulder height of up to 1.5 m, and weighs about 200 kg. The female is smaller. The males have short horns that have a triangular cross section; the females are hornless. The nilgai is gray with white and black markings and has a small mane. The ungulate is found on the Hindustan Peninsula, where it lives in forests or, less frequently, on plains. The animals stay in small groups or are solitary. They feed on grasses and on the shoots and leaves of trees. Nilgais have no definite mating season. Two offspring constitute a normal litter. Nilgais sometimes damage crops. In the USSR, nilgais are raised in Askaniia-Nova.

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Through my binoculars, I quickly spotted the wider-horned blue bull from Roger's trail photos.
Blue Bull Heifers and Blue Bull Heffalumps drew in the final of the Shield competition, while the Cup final was contested by The Situation - regulars of Porthcawl RFC - and The Bridgend Reds, a novice team.
Villagers, however, claim that there is a flourishing black market for blue bull body parts such as skin, teeth, nail and meat in UP"s Mathura region.
The Blue Bulls finally hit back on the half-hour mark when Karl Hocking handed off two tacklers before offloading to debut wing Joshua Collins, and the teenager showed great speed to make it to the line.
I played in the Currie Cup for the Blue Bulls and stepped up to Super 14 with the Bulls.
The 35-year-old Leota, who won 30 caps in rugby union with Samoa, asked the Blue Bulls for a match and goes into their side to play local rivals Blackwood Bulldogs in a repeat of the 2009 Welsh Grand Final.
Himachal Pradesh Government is also concentrating on opening more sterilization centres for animals to check the numbers of monkeys and blue bulls.
Bridgend Blue Bulls side claimed their fourth successive Welsh Rugby League title at Brewery Field after overcoming a plucky Cardiff Demons 22-10.
The former Wales rugby league international and first-class rugby union player, who ran out for the Bridgend Blue Bulls and Bridgend Ravens during his career, died on Monday after a short illness.
10 BRIDGEND Blue Bulls claimed their biggest ever win over Cardiff Demons, scoring 13 tries in the Porthcawl sun for a 72-10 victory.
CURRIE CUP champions the Blue Bulls look the best South African provincial side and should retain their crown, writes Max Oram.
The match has been switched to Maesteg because of the Friday night concert of Bryan Adams at the Brewery Field and is the second of a double-header with Ellis' former side Bridgend Blue Bulls taking on Swansea Valley Miners in the West Division of the Welsh Conference.