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  1. blackbuck, black buck, Antilope cervicapranoun

    common Indian antelope with a dark back and spiral horns

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  1. blackbucknoun

    An Indian antelope, Antilope cervicapra

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  1. Blackbuck

    The blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra), also known as the Indian antelope, is an antelope native to India and Nepal. It inhabits grassy plains and lightly forested areas with perennial water sources. It stands up to 74 to 84 cm (29 to 33 in) high at the shoulder. Males weigh 20–57 kg (44–126 lb), with an average of 38 kg (84 lb). Females are lighter, weighing 20–33 kg (44–73 lb) or 27 kg (60 lb) on average. Males have 35–75 cm (14–30 in) long corkscrew horns, and females occasionally develop horns, as well. The white fur on the chin and around the eyes is in sharp contrast with the black stripes on the face. Both sexes’ coats feature a two-tone colouration; in males, the majority of the body is dark brown to black, with white circles around the eyes, white ears and tail, and the belly, lower jaw, and inner legs also white. Females and juveniles are yellowish-fawn to tan and display the same white areas, only with more of a beige tone than the males. Females also feature a more pronounced horizontal white side-stripe, starting around the shoulder and ending at the rump. The blackbuck is the sole living member of the genus Antilope and was scientifically described by Carl Linnaeus in 1758. Two subspecies are recognized. The blackbuck is active mainly during the day. It forms three types of small groups: female, male, and young bachelor herds. Males often adopt lekking as a strategy to garner females for mating. While other males are not allowed into these territories, females often visit these places to forage. The male can thus attempt mating with her. The blackbuck is an herbivore and grazes on low grasses, occasionally browsing as well. Females become sexually mature at the age of eight months, but mate no earlier than two years of age. Males mature later, at 1.5 years. Mating takes place throughout the year. Gestation is typically six months long, after which a single calf is born. The lifespan is typically 10 to 15 years. The antelope is native to and found mainly in India, while it is locally extinct in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. Formerly widespread, only small and scattered herds are seen today, largely confined to protected areas. During the 20th century, blackbuck numbers declined sharply due to excessive hunting, deforestation, and habitat degradation. The blackbuck has been introduced in Argentina and the United States, primarily on hunting ranches. In Argentina, the population is surviving surprisingly well. In India, hunting of blackbuck is prohibited under Schedule I of the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972. The blackbuck has significance in Hinduism; Indian and Nepali villagers do not harm the antelope.

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  1. blackbuck

    A blackbuck is a species of antelope native to the Indian subcontinent and has been introduced in other areas like Texas and Argentina. It is known for its pronounced color differences between males and females; the males have a distinctive black and white pattern, while the females are typically fawn-colored. Male blackbucks also have long, spiraled horns. Blackbucks are herbivorous and are traditionally found in grassy plains and lightly forested areas. Although they are classified as "near threatened", they are often hunted for their meat and skin.

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  1. Blackbuck

    The blackbuck is an ungulate species native to the Indian Subcontinent that has been classified as near threatened by IUCN since 2003, as its range has decreased sharply during the 20th century. The native population is stable, with an estimated 50,000 individuals. The blackbuck is the only living species of the genus Antilope. Its generic name stems from the Latin word antalopus, a horned animal. The specific name cervicapra is composed of the Latin words capra, she-goat and cervus, deer.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of blackbuck in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of blackbuck in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3


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