Nilgiri Tahr

Munnar Kerala


The  Nilgiri Tahr ,  Nilgiritragus hylocrius , known locally as the  Nilgiri Ibex  or simply  Ibex , is an  ungulate  that is  endemic  to the  Nilgiri Hills and the southern portion of the  Western Ghats  in the states of  Tamil Nadu  and  Kerala  in Southern  India . It is the state animal of  Tamil Nadu . Despite its local name, it is more closely related to the sheep of the  Ovis  genus than the Ibex and wild goats of the  Capra  genus.

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