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Indian Blackbuck

(engl: Indian Blackbuck)

Typical male

This social antelope species lives in packs of up to 30 animals. The genders are easy to distinguish. Males have horns and are also darker coloured than females. The dominant male has the darkest and longest horns.

Is the antelope crying?

In addition to other glands, ungulates generally also have pre-nasal sinuses. They create a strong smelling mucus. It is rubbed off on trees, branches and stones and is used as a marker. During mating season, these sinus secretions increase.

Hirschziegenantilope, Foto: Tiergarten Nürnberg
Verbreitungsgebiet: Hirschziegenantilope
Verbreitungsgebiet: Hirschziegenantilope
Scientific Surname Antilope cervicapra
Order Artiodactyla
Family Bovidae
Size male: till 85 cm, female: till 75 cm
Weight male: till 35 kg, female: till 40 kg
Reproduction gestation period 5-6 month, 1 subadult
Distribution India
Habitat savannah, forest
Food Grasses, Herbs, Leaves
Livestock highly endangered