Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A worldwide community photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Krishna Mrigam ( કાળિયાર )

Antilope cervicapra


Blackbuck During the early 20th century, blackbuck were exported from India for sport hunting and ornamental purposes.


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.


Group of approx 25 Blackbuck near Kanjari Village 2 km from Thol Bird Sanctuary

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID


Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 12 years ago

Today March 21 is distinguished as World Forestry Day

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 12 years ago

Thanks Leuba, it was really a nice to see them in wild it was wonderful experience, and good thing is that they are safe there, even at time of our visit we also had to pass through some formalities for security purpose.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 12 years ago

.....and great to see them in the wild. I hope they are protected.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 12 years ago

Have never seen any wild black buck or pictures of them - they are such handsome animals. I love the brown stripes down their legs and their horns.
This is a great series of photos - Well done ! thanks for sharing these Sachin.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 12 years ago

Thanks Bernadette

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 12 years ago

Excellent series, Sachin! Such striking faces!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 12 years ago

@ Carolina as per wiki -
According to the Hindu mythology Blackbuck or Krishna Jinka is considered as the vehicle (vahana) of the Moon-god Chandrama.
According to the Garuda Purana of Hindu Mythology, Krishna Jinka bestows prosperity in the areas where they live.
A blackbuck is featured in the 2010 film Prince of Persia.

Carolina 12 years ago

Hey that's the name of a friend! Two friends actually! Krishna.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 12 years ago

Thanks Daniele Pralong, on 4th feb I had spotted Blackbuck at ZOO and on 5th feb I spotted this one in wild, it was great time to visit them,

DanielePralong 12 years ago

Beautiful animal and series Sachin!

Sachin Zaveri
Spotted by
Sachin Zaveri

Gujarat, India

Spotted on Feb 5, 2012
Submitted on Feb 16, 2012

Related Spottings

Antilope Blackbuck Antelope (Female) female blackbuck Blackbuck

Nearby Spottings

Northern Shoveler Painted Stork Bluethroat Black-winged Stilt


Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team