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Name: Blackbuck

Scientific Name: Antilope cervicapra


Chitwan National Park


The blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra), is an antelope native to Nepal and India. It inhabits grassy plains and lightly forested areas with perennial water sources. It stands up to 74 to 84cm (29 to 33in) high at the shoulder. Males weigh 20-57kg, with an average of 38kg. Females are lighter, weighing 20-33kg or 27kg on average. Males have 35-75cm (14-30in) long corkscrew horns, and females occasionally develop horns, as well.