When we hear the term ‘Giants of Kabini’, we automatically think of elephants. However, there is another giant in Kabini that is not as famous. I am referring to the Gaur, which is often known as the Indian Bison. There’s something very interesting about the Gaur found in Kabini, as opposed to the ones found in other wildlife parks. Let me tell you why.
The Gaur is is a very shy animal, making it quite difficult for its behaviour to be observed over long periods of time. However, for reasons delightful but unknown, they seem to have shed this shy behaviour in Kabini. Thus, making Kabini one of the few places where one can observe this magnificent animal for long periods of time, and very often at close quarters.
There is another unique feature about the Gaur of Kabini. For some reason, the Gaurs achieve their most magnificent physical form in this region. This makes Kabini doubly important – as one can experience the Gaur in all its brilliance at close quarters, for a reasonable amount of time. Sighting and observing their behaviour is a true Kabini experience often overlooked due to a genuine lack of knowledge.