Black Back Antelope


The Black Buck Antelope is an antelope found mainly in India but also in parts of Pakistan and Nepal. There are introduced populations in various parts of the world including numerous ranches in Texas.

The horns of the Black Buck have rings with 3 to 4 turns and can be as long as 28 Inches (71 cm). The Adult males will grow as tall as 32 inches (81 cm) and can weigh as much as 95 pounds (43 kg). The upper body is black with the belly and the eye rings being white in color. The light-brown female is usually hornless. Black Bucks usually roam the plains in herds of 15 to 20 animals with one dominant male.

Its original habitat is the open plains where the black buck is one of the fastest animals, it is capable of out running most predators with speeds of 50 mph (80 kph) over long distances.

The diet of the black buck consists mostly of grasses, although it does eat pods, flowers and fruits to supplement its diet. Their life span is approximately 12 years.











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