Zoological name: Antilope ceruicapra is the zoological name of
black buck. It is also known as Krishna mriga.
Distribution: Blackbucks are typically distributed in India with a few numbers in Nepal. In India, blackbucks are largely restricted to the states of Gujarat and Rajasthan.
Habitat: These medium-sized and slender animals are found in open and flat to slightly undulating terrains. However, blackbucks are abundantly occurred in thorn and dry deciduous forests. Physical feature: It stands about 29-33 inches high at the shoulder and the total length is about 49-58 inches. It weighs 25-35 kg. The coat colour of the females and immature males is light fawn with white chins, eyes and bellies. However, the neck and upper parts in male turn into dark brown to black after about three years of age. Pure white blackbuck is also occurred. Horns are large, black and spirally twisted. Young below one year of age, however, have horns without a spiral. Females are usually hornless. There are prominent glands below the eyes in males.