Kouprey

Kouprey

Kingdom
Phylum
Subphylum
Class
Order
Family
Subfamily
Genus
Bos
SPECIES
Bos sauveli
WEIGHT
681-910 kg
LENGTH
223-210 cm

The kouprey is a little-known, forest-dwelling, wild bovine species native to Southeast Asia. A young male was sent to the Vincennes Zoo in 1937 where it was described by the French zoologist Achille Urbain and was declared the holotype. The kouprey has a tall, narrow body, long legs, a humped back and long horns. The kouprey has not been sighted since 1969–1970. A camera trapping survey in the region of these sightings failed to document it in 2011. It has been listed as Critically Endangered, and possibly extinct, on the IUCN Red List since 1996.

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Distribution

Geography

Biogeographical realms

Kouprey habitat map

Climate zones

Mating Habits

PREGNANCY DURATION
8 to 9 months
BABY CARRYING
1

References

1. Kouprey Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kouprey
2. Kouprey on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/2890/46363360

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