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Black Buck Facts

Apart from India, the only other countries where the black buck is found are those of Pakistan and Nepal. 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. There are many more interesting facts about the blackbuck. Read on to know more Indian black bucks fast facts.

Kingdom: Animalia
Scientific Name: Antelope cervicapra
Species: A. cervicapra
Sub-species: Antelope cervicapra cervicapra, Antelope cervicapra rajputanae, Antelope cervicapra centralis and Antelope cervicapra rupicapra
Class: Mammalia
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Antilopinae
Natural Habitat: Grasslands of India, and throughout Europe
Diet: Grasses, leaves, buds, and shoots
Weight: 70 pounds to 95 pounds
Length of Horns: 70 cm (28 inches)
Height (males): 80 cm (about 32 in)
Average Lifespan: 12 years to 16 years
Gestation Period: 150 days
Number of offspring: One
Maximum Speed: 50 mph
Sanctuaries/National Parks: Velavadar Blackbuck National Park, Bandhavgarh
National Park, Kanha National Park,
Ranthambore National Park, Corbett National
Park, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Gir National Park
and Guindy National Park