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Eravikulam National Park – Nilgiri Tahrs

Twenty six species of mammals have been recorded in the park including the largest surviving population of Nilgiri tahr, estimated at about 750.

The Nilgiri Tahrs formerly ranged over the grasslands in Munnar in large herds, but hunting and poaching in the nineteenth century reduced their population to as few as 100 animals by the early 20th century. Since that time their populations have increased somewhat, and presently number about 2000 individuals.