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Nilgiri Tahr Faces Threat

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Nilgiri Tahr (known as Varai Aadu in Tamil), the State animal of Tamilnadu facing a serious threat, which prevents the population from increasing. The species is endemic to Western Ghats and is spread from Nilgiris to Kanyakumari. Nilgiri Tahr is listed under the Schedule I of the Indian Wildlife Protection Act.