Close encounter.. the elephant was also guarding her calf. On seeing the calf, I got the feeling that she could be aggressive, however she wasn't particularly bothered and carried on with feeding.
Gaur or Indian bison early morning in Bandipur
The largest bovines, they are quite shy and use the cover of night to come out for feeding. With the break of dawn, they slip back inside the forest. We see them often enough and can just as easily overlook the fact that it is a vulnerable species.