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Blackbuck

Antilope cervicapra

Description:

The blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra) is an antelope species native to the Indian subcontinent that has been classified as near threatened by IUCN since 2003, as the blackbuck range has decreased sharply during the 20th century

Habitat:

Blackbucks originally ranged over large tracts of India except in north-eastern India. Today the blackbuck population is confined to areas in Maharashtra, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka with a few small pockets in Central India. In Nepal, the last surviving population of blackbuck is found in the Blackbuck Conservation Area south of the Bardia National Park. In 2008, the population was estimated to comprise 184 individuals.

Notes:

The main threats to the species are poaching, predation, habitat destruction, overgrazing, diseases, inbreeding and sanctuary visitors.

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3 Comments

Ashok N Pulliyerengi
Ashok N Pulliyerengi 10 years ago

thanks for that info sanjay...and .nopayahnah...took this in place called Point Calimere ........

SanjaySaklani
SanjaySaklani 10 years ago

Known by the name of Kala Hiran in the Indian subcontinent, black buck is one of the fastest running animals on this earth. The male black buck is dark brown or black in color, while the color of female black buck is light brown. Most of the female black bucks do not have horns. In case they do have horns, they are not spiraled like that of the males.

Maria dB
Maria dB 10 years ago

where were the photos taken?

India

Spotted on Jan 30, 2012
Submitted on Feb 7, 2012

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