A Nilgai (Litt. 'Blue-Cow'- Boselaphus tragocamelus) has been foraging in our neighborhood for the past few week. Every time I see I see this magnificent wild animal, I wonder if I am color blind.
I see shades of grey, brown, black and white (on the hoofs) but at no point during the day or night does it look blue in color...why then is this antelope called a Nilgai??