Baby Nilgai born at Global Wildlife Center!

Nilgai's are native to the Indian and Tibetan Region. Our baby was born at Global Wildlife Center on August 11, 2011. Gestation is around 8 months with a single young weighing approximately 33 lbs at birth. Our baby weighed around 20 lbs at birth. Both male and females are born in a light reddish brown color, but males will begin to turn a bluish gray around 2-3 years of age with horns developing during that time. Nilgai's are the largest antelope found in India, and are considered sacred to Hindus because of their likeness to cattle.   

Come visit our New Baby Nilgai at Global Wildlife Center and give us your baby name suggestions!


Photo taken by Megan Ryburn.