The Nilgiri Tahr looks like a shorn version of the male Himalayan Tahr, without the flowing mane and hair. The females have a short, greyish brown coat, wheatish underparts and buff patch around the eyes and the muzzle. The legs are darker compared to the body color and there is a conspicuous dark spot above the knees. The male had two clear, dark patches on the bridge of the nose and on the face below the eyes, separated by a streak of pale fur.
The vary in group size from 2-150 and are listed as endangered specie. While they rest for hours in the day time there is always a member which stand guard and could often be an adult female. They are found in western ghats (Both Kerala and Tamil Nadu)