Facts about Blue Bull/Behaviour, Distribution, Habitat, Size, Weight, IUCN stetus

Facts about Blue Bull

Facts about Blue Bull

                               Blue Bull
Blue Bull stand nearly five feet tall at the shoulder, and weigh 600 lbs. or more. Females are about 400 lbs.

Males are gray-blue, while females have reddish-brown coats. Their body type is similar. They have long necks, small heads, and muscular bodies. Male Blue Bulls have short horns, which are usually less than a foot long.

Blue Bulls are common mammals throughout India.
Social Structure :– Herds of Blue Bulls vary in social structure. There are three types of herds, those with young calves, those with older calves, and bachelor groups. Females with young calves remain together in small groups, and once their calves are older they join larger herds and their yearling calves.

Fight or Flight :– Though they could potentially harm a person if threatened, most of these animals flee when threatened. Although they are large, these mammals sometimes reach speeds up to 29 mph!

Interspecies Cohesion:– These antelopes share their space with several other species of large mammals.

Conspecific Aggression:– Just because they appear peaceful with other animals doesn’t mean Blue Bulls don’t fight amongst themselves. Both males and females fight for dominance with members of the same sex. Males use their horns at the time of fight.
These antelopes live in a variety of different habitats. Most of their ecosystems are arid or semi-arid, with low rainfall (grasslands, steppes, woodlands, and brushy areas).

Blue Bulls live throughout most of India. From the northeast border of Pakistan south. The southern part of Bengaluru. The eastern extent to western border of Bangladesh. Also extends into southern Nepal.

This antelope is an herbivore, which means that they eat plants. Blue Bulls graze for grass and browse for leaves and buds. They eat a wide variety of plants and plant parts, including seeds, fruits, leaves, stems, flowers, buds, and more.
Human Interaction:-
Humans and Blue Bulls interact frequently because they live in regions with high human populations and also peiple hunt these antelopes for their meat.

Humans have not domesticated Blue Bulls in any way.

Social behavior varies based on age and sex. Females live in herds with other females.

Males do not live in herds with females. When males reach maturity, they join bachelor groups with all-male members. 
When the breeding season arrives, one large bull controls a harem of cows. Once the breeding season is over, the bulls leave the cows and join bachelor groups again. Females have a gestation period of about eight or nine months.



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