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Kouprey

Kouprey


Kouprey Range Map (S E Asia)
Kouprey Range Map (S E Asia)

Latin Name Bos sauveli
Conservation Status Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)
Location S E Asia
Colour Brown, Grey or Black
Length 2.1 - 2.2 m (7 - 7.25 ft)
Tail 1 - 1.1 m (3.25 - 3.5 ft)
Weight 700 - 900 kgs (1,544 - 1,985 lbs)
Life Expectancy Up to 20 Yrs

Main Characteristics

Kouprey are very large ungulates that have a body length between 2.1 and 2.2 m (7 - 7.25 ft), a tail length between 1 and 1.1 m (3.25 - 3.5 ft) and they weigh between 700 and 900 kgs (880 - 1,985 lbs).

Habitat

Kouprey once ranged through Thailand, Laos and Vietnam but now individuals are only likely to exist in small portions of eastern Cambodia. They prefer open areas close to dense forests.

Diet

Kouprey feed on grasses and other vegetation.

Predators

Humans are the only known predators of the Kouprey.

Subspecies

There are no subspecies of the Kouprey.

Interesting Facts

Kouprey are also known as:
Kouproh
Grey Ox
Cambodian Forest Ox

This species was discovered in 1937 and the Kouprey is one of the world's rarest animals.

Similar Animals

Gaur
Banteng
Yak
American Bison
European Bison
Tamaraw
African Buffalo
Asian Water Buffalo

 


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