Animal Age

How old does a Nilgiri tahr get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Nilgiri tahr reaches?

An adult Nilgiri tahr (Hemitragus hylocrius) usually gets as old as 17.25 years.

Nilgiri tahrs are around 186 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 125 grams (0.28 lbs) and measure 1.3 cm (0′ 1″). As a member of the Bovidae family (genus: Hemitragus), their offspring is 1 babies per pregnancy. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 1.39 meter (4′ 7″).

As a reference: Usually, humans get as old as 100 years, with the average being around 75 years. After being carried in the belly of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks), they grow to an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) and weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual.

A Nilgiri tahr gets as old as 17.25 years

The Nilgiri tahr (Nilgiritragus hylocrius) is an ungulate that is endemic to the Nilgiri Hills and the southern portion of the Western & Eastern 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 genus Ovis than the ibex and wild goats of the genus Capra.

Animals of the same family as a Nilgiri tahr

Not really brothers and sisters, but from the same biological family (Bovidae):

Animals that reach the same age as Nilgiri tahr

With an average age of 17.25 years, Nilgiri tahr are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Nilgiri tahr

The same number of babies at once (1) are born by:

Weighting as much as Nilgiri tahr

A fully grown Nilgiri tahr reaches around 73.94 kg (163.02 lbs). So do these animals:

  • Taruca weighting 68.6 kilos (151.24 lbs) on average
  • Harbor seal weighting 87.31 kilos (192.49 lbs) on average
  • Bighorn sheep weighting 74.63 kilos (164.53 lbs) on average
  • Arabian oryx weighting 75.43 kilos (166.29 lbs) on average
  • Hirola weighting 79.13 kilos (174.45 lbs) on average
  • Red river hog weighting 70 kilos (154.32 lbs) on average
  • Dall sheep weighting 70 kilos (154.32 lbs) on average
  • Bontebok weighting 77.24 kilos (170.28 lbs) on average
  • Common warthog weighting 82.5 kilos (181.88 lbs) on average
  • Chital weighting 69.5 kilos (153.22 lbs) on average

Animals as big as a Nilgiri tahr

Those animals grow as big as a Nilgiri tahr: