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Antilope cervicapra


When you see the whole herd, the kids are in the front and the parents are walking behind with the males keeping a watch on the group. Upon nearing any crossing, the kids start jumping and it is a site worth watching. The blackbuck is the only living species of the genus Antilope. The blackbuck is an ungulate species of antelope native to the Indian subcontinent that has been classified as near threatened by IUCN since 2003, as its range has decreased sharply during the 20th century.


Seen at Velavadar Balckbuck Sanctuary.


You can watch the whole series of these jumping jacks here:

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35 Comments (1–25)

Wild Things
Wild Things 5 years ago

Belated thanks Lisa!

LisaPowers 5 years ago

Congrats Wild Things, your bounding Blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra) has made the top 10 mammal spottings in the '2015 Best Wildlife Photo' mission! Rangers are voting on the top 10 mammal spottings, and the top 3 will be announced on February 6th. The top 3 spottings will be commented on here on the site, but make sure you keep a look out on our Facebook app page for the announcement as well! Congratulations on making the top 10!

Wild Things
Wild Things 6 years ago


brewster.amanda365 6 years ago

I believe i can fly

Wild Things
Wild Things 6 years ago

Thanks Atul and Sunny :)

sunnyjosef 6 years ago

Congratulations to you Satyen!

Atul 6 years ago

congrats :)

Wild Things
Wild Things 6 years ago

Thanks Ashutosh! Goodluck for your Gir trip :)

Ashutosh Dudhatra
Ashutosh Dudhatra 6 years ago

Great and congrats! Im going for gir in a few days! Hope i could find plenty of species.. :D

Wild Things
Wild Things 6 years ago

Thank you James!

James McNair
James McNair 6 years ago


Wild Things
Wild Things 6 years ago

Thanks Joshua and Antonio!


Congrats again Satyen,on the well deserved SOTD

JoshuaGSmith 6 years ago

Cool series!

Wild Things
Wild Things 6 years ago

Thank you guys! Happy 2015 Yasser!

SukanyaDatta 6 years ago


Congratulations on SOTD, well deserved.

DanielePralong 6 years ago

Bouncing congratulations to you Satyen!

marirs 6 years ago

Awesome series & Congrats for SOTD

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

SOTD of course! Congratulations.

AshleyT 6 years ago

Congrats Satyen, well deserved :)

Yasser 6 years ago

Congratulations! This bouncing blackbuck is our Spotting of the Day! Thanks for sharing this great series and so many others. I hope the New Year is off to a great start for you and we look forward to many more super spottings!


Wild Things
Wild Things 6 years ago

Thank you Mark, Malcolm, dotun and Leuba. I am glad you guys liked the series. Mark I have managed to make a small video of this series and have uploadef it on my fb page :)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

Brilliant photos Satyen. I am glad they have a sanctuary for these beauties.

dotun55 6 years ago

Definitely having fun!

Wild Things
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Gujarat, India

Spotted on Dec 22, 2014
Submitted on Jan 15, 2015


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