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Antilope cervicapra (blackbuck)

Wikipedia Abstract

The blackbuck (pronounced /ˈblak-ˌbək/; Antilope cervicapra), also known as the Indian antelope, is an antelope found in India and Nepal. The blackbuck is the sole extant member of the genus Antilope. The species was described and given its binomial name by Swedish zoologist Carl Linnaeus in 1758. Two subspecies are recognised. It stands up to 74 to 84 cm (29 to 33 in) high at the shoulder. Males weigh 20–57 kilograms (44–126 lb), an average of 38 kilograms (84 lb). Females are lighter, weighing 20–33 kilograms (44–73 lb) or 27 kilograms (60 lb) on an average. The long, ringed horns, 35–75 centimetres (14–30 in) long, are generally present only on males, though females may develop horns as well. The white fur on the chin and around the eyes is in sharp contrast with the black stripes on th
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 7.24
EDGE Score: 2.8


Adult Weight [1]  82.67 lbs (37.50 kg)
Birth Weight [1]  8.49 lbs (3.85 kg)
Female Maturity [1]  1 year 3 months
Diet [2]  Herbivore
Diet - Plants [2]  100 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Gestation [1]  5 months 18 days
Litter Size [1]  1
Litters / Year [1]  2
Maximum Longevity [1]  24 years
Speed [3]  49.37 MPH (22.07 m/s)
Weaning [1]  60 days


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Central Deccan Plateau dry deciduous forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Chhota-Nagpur dry deciduous forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Deccan thorn scrub forests India, Sri Lanka Indo-Malayan Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
East Deccan dry-evergreen forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Eastern highlands moist deciduous forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Indus River Delta-Arabian Sea mangroves India, Pakistan Indo-Malayan Mangroves
Khathiar-Gir dry deciduous forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Lower Gangetic Plains moist deciduous forests Bangladesh, India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Narmada Valley dry deciduous forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Northwestern thorn scrub forests India, Pakistan Indo-Malayan Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Rann of Kutch seasonal salt marsh India, Pakistan Indo-Malayan Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
South Deccan Plateau dry deciduous forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Thar desert India, Pakistan Indo-Malayan Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Upper Gangetic Plains moist deciduous forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Indravati Tiger Reserve   Chhattishgarh, India      
Kanha Tiger Reserve National Park II 223971 Madhya Pradesh, India
Lal Suhanra National Park V 17972 Pakistan  

Emblem of

Andhra Pradesh
Punjab (India)


Parasitized by 
Amblyomma americanum (Lone Star tick)[4]
Artionema harturchi <Unverified Name>[5]
Artionema hartwichi <Unverified Name>[5]
Ashworthius perrilli <Unverified Name>[5]
Avitellina centripunctata[5]
Bunostomum bhavanagarense <Unverified Name>[5]
Bunostomum trigonocephalum[5]
Camelostrongylus mentulatus <Unverified Name>[5]
Carmyerius gregarius <Unverified Name>[5]
Cooperia laterouniformis <Unverified Name>[5]
Cotylophoron cotylophorum <Unverified Name>[5]
Dermacentor albipictus (Elk tick)[4]
Dipetalonema reconditum <Unverified Name>[5]
Explanatum explanatum <Unverified Name>[5]
Gaigeria pachyscelis <Unverified Name>[5]
Gastrothylax crumenifer <Unverified Name>[5]
Haemaphysalis leporispalustris (Rabbit fever tick)[4]
Haemonchus bubalis <Unverified Name>[5]
Haemonchus contortus (red stomach worm)[5]
Homalogaster paloniae <Unverified Name>[5]
Linognathus cervicaprae[4]
Linognathus pithodes[4]
Lipoptena mazamae (Neotropical deer ked)[4]
Multiceps gaigeri <Unverified Name>[5]
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Tuberculosis - MTB)[4]
Nematodirus spathiger[5]
Orthocoelium gigantopharynx <Unverified Name>[5]
Ostertagia skrjabini <Unverified Name>[5]
Palamphistomum lobatum <Unverified Name>[5]
Papillosetaria veversi <Unverified Name>[5]
Paracooperia nodulosa <Unverified Name>[5]
Paramphistomum gotoi <Unverified Name>[5]
Psoroptes cuniculi (rabbit ear mite)[4]
Skrjabinema ovis[5]
Stilesia globipunctata <Unverified Name>[5]
Strongyloides papillosus[5]
Trichostrongylus axei[5]
Trichostrongylus colubriformis[5]
Trichostrongylus probolurus <Unverified Name>[5]
Trichuris ovis[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Africam Safari (Africam, S. A.)
African Safari
Al Ain Zoo
Al-Wabra Wildlife Preservation
Almaty State Zoo of Kazakhstan
Bannerghatta Biological Park
Blackbrook Zoological Park
Bowmanville Zoological Park
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservat'n Society
Budapest Zool.& Botanical Gardencervicapra
Cape May County Park Zoo
CERZA Centre d'Etude Rech Zool Augeron
Colchester Zoo
Cologne Zoo
Copenhagen Zoo
Denver Zoological Gardens
Dept. of National Zoological Gardens
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Dr. Shivarama Karanth Pilikula Biol.Pk
DSI Givskud Zoo
El Paso Zoo
Ellen Trout Zoo
Emerald Safari Resort
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Fundacion Zoologica de Cali
Fundacion Zoologico Santacruz
Greater Vancouver Zoo
Guadalajara Zoo
Hamilton Zoo
Howletts Wild Animal Park
Indian Veterinary Research Institute
Jardin Zoologico de Cdad.Buenos Aires
Johannesburg Zoological Gardens
Kamala Nehru Prani Sanghrahalay Zoo
Khao Kheow Open Zoo
Kharkiv Zoo
Kittenberger Zoo
Knowsley Safari Park
Kolmardens Djurpark AB
Le Pal, Parc Animalier
Lion Country Safari Inc - Florida
Little Rock Zoological Gardens
Longleat Safari Park
Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo
Maktoum Wildlife Centre
Münchener Tierpark Hellabrunn
Menagerie du Jardin des Plantes
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny w Lodz
Miskolc Zoo/Állatkert és Kultúrpark
Monarto Zoological Park
Nakhon Ratchasima Zool. Park
Nat'l Zoological Gardens of S. Africa
National Trust for Nature Conservation
North of England Zoological Society
Nyíregyházi Állatpark Nonprofit KFT
Oasys Parque del Desierto de Tabernas
Ogrod Zoologiczny im. Stefana Milera
Opel-Zoo von Opel HessischeZoostiftung
Oregon Zoo
Parc de la Haute Touche (MNHN)
Parc Merveilleux
Parc Paradisio S.A.
Parc Safari / F.A.P.S.
Parc Zoologique de la Barben
Parc Zoologique de Tregomeur
Parco Natura Viva
Parco Zoo Punta Verde
Parque Zoologico Benito Juarez
Parque Zoologico Jaime Duque - Bogota
Patronato del Parque Zoologico de Leon
Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park
Rajkot Municipal Corporation Zoo
Ree Park - Ebeltoft Safari
Rotterdam Zoo
Safari de Peaugres
Safaripark Beekse Bergen
San Diego Wild Animal Park
San Diego Zoocervicapra
San Francisco Zoological Gardens
Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park
Schoenbrunner Tiergarten GmbH
Skaerup Mini Zoo
Sri Chamarajendra Zoo (Mysore Zoo)
State Museum and Zoorupicapra
Tbilisi Zoo
Terra Natura S.A.
Thoiry Zoological Park
Tiergarten der Stadt Nürnberg
Tiergarten Heidelberg
Tierpark Hagenbeck GmbH
Tierwelt Herberstein
Usti nad Labem Zoo
Van Vihar National Park
Virginia Safari Park & Preserv Ctr,Inc
Wadi Al Safa Wildlife Centre
Wellington Zoo Trust
Werribee Open Range Zoo
West Midland Safari & Leisure Park Ltd
Western Plains Zoo
Whipsnade Wild Animal Park
Wildlife Safari Inc
Wroclaw Zoo, LLC
Zagreb Zoo / Zooloski vrt Zagreb
Zoo and Aqua-Terrarium Ltd. Pécs
Zoo Aquarium de Madrid (GRPR)
Zoo Dortmund
Zoo Dresden GmbH
Zoo Krefeld GmbH
Zoo of Acadiana
Zoo Parc de Beauval
Zoo Parc Overloon
Zoo Safari Swierkocin
Zoo Zürich
Zoological Society of Ireland-Dublin
Zoologicka Garden & Chateau Zlin-Lesna
Zoologicka zahrada Bojnice
Zoologicka Zahrada Bratislava
Zoologická a botanická zahrada Plzen
Zoologico Nacional La Aurora
Zoologischer Garten Magdeburg
Zoologischer Garten Schmiding

Range Map

North America; Southern Asia;



Attributes / relations provided by
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2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Wikipedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
4Nunn, C. L., and S. Altizer. 2005. The Global Mammal Parasite Database: An Online Resource for Infectious Disease Records in Wild Primates. Evolutionary Anthroplogy 14:1-2.
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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