The animal here alluded to is another species of gayal found wild in the hills of Chatgaon.
The representation of the gayal here given was taken from a living specimen in the Zoological Gardens, 1846.
The female offspring of a male Zebu and a female gayal was mated with a male Bison.
The gayal affords the richest milk, and prefers feeding on trees.
The natives call him the As'l gayal, in contra-distinction to the Gabay.
In Asia it should include the great Indian rhinoceros and its allied species, the burrhel, the Nilgiri tahr and the gayal.
According to this gentleman the gayal lives to the age of twenty or twenty-five years, and reaches its full growth at five years.