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  Blackbuck

 

India

Blackbucks are a species of antelope found in India. It is the swiftest of all Indian antelopes and by many considered also the most beautiful.

 

Whereas females have fawn upperparts, males are brown to dark brow above, and become black with age. All have a white underside, muzzle and eyering, while the legs are white on the inside and brown on the outside. Adult males wear extensive horns, that can grow up to 68 centimeters, which are ringed at the base and then spiral up to 5 turns.

 

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Its habitat being open plains, the Blackbuck was more vulnerable to hunting than other animals, and hence was once all but wiped out from India. Today, this near-threatened animal survives in protected areas. See also List of Thai Animal Names.

See also WILDLIFE PICTURES (1) (2).