Blackbucks at Gir National Park, Gujarat India

Blackbucks inhabit grassy plains and lightly forested parts of the Gir National Park. These fleet-footed animals are herbivores and graze on low grasses in areas with perennial water sources.

Did you know - Blackbucks with pointed and delicate hooves are fast runners, and can outrun most predators… Blackbucks are extremely cautious as they lack strong sense of smell or hearing - but they have good eyesight thus can detect danger and react on time. 

The elegant Blackbucks or the Indian Antelopes are usually found in groups and are active mainly during the day - Blackbucks are social animals and the size of their group is directly dependent on availability of food and known to reduce in summer - Natural calamities have a drastic effect on the Blackbuck population as they get severely affected by floods and droughts and take a few years to recover. Blackbucks are herbivores and are known to feed apart from grass on fruits, flowers, herbs, shrubs… How to reach Gir National Park?

Males are darker and heavier than the females and both of them have white under parts including the insides of the legs and a distinctive white fur on the chin and around the eyes. Coloration of Blackbucks depends on the gender, the back, the sides and the outer side of the legs are rich dark brown to black in males and yellowish fawn to tan in females and juveniles. The long, ringed horns, that resemble corkscrews, are present only on males, though females may develop horns, as well.

Tag : Travel Gujarat | Content: | Image: Mayurisamudre | Update: 28-Jul-2021