Identify the animal with the help of given information:

  1. It is known as the pride animal called as 'Cattle of Hilly Region' or the ‘ship of the highland’
  2. It is the state animal of Arunachal Pradesh
  3. It is considered a descendent of the wild Indian gaur or bison
  4. It produces only about 1-1½ litres of milk a day, but it is considered to be nutritionally superior to cow or goat milk

   Select the correct answer from options given below:

Answer: [D] Mithun

Mithun is also known as ‘Cattle of Mountain’ or the ‘ship of the highland’. It is a state animal of Arunachal Pradesh. It is considered a descendent of the wild Indian gaur or bison. It produces only about 1-1½ litres of milk a day, but it is considered to be nutritionally superior to cow or goat milk. It was recently in news when president’s rule was imposed in Arunachal Pradesh after a Mithun being slaughtered outside the Raj Bhavan. 

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