Black Buck (Antelope cervicapra)
Scientific classification:

Kingdom : Animalia

Phylum : Chordata

Class : Mammalia

Order : Artiodactyla

Family : Bovidae

Genus : Antelope

Species : cervicapra

Common name: Black buck
Scientific name: Antelope cervicapra
Important Facts
Coat color       Faddish black, knees are white in color
Shoulder height 60 - 85 cms.
 Body length:   75 - 125cms.
Weight 40  kg.
Life span 10 – 15 years
Adulthood 2 – 2.5 years
Gestation period 160 days
Litter size 1
They like to live in open grassland, dry thorn and scrubland. They like to be in herds about 20 to 30 individuals. A herd generally inhabits around 200 to 300 acres of land. A dominant male marks the territory by shifting and pawing the ground and urinating and defecating at established piles.
Originally spread over large tracts of India (except in North East India). Today the Black Buck population is confined to areas in Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana and Gujarat with a few small pockets in Central India.
(a) Grasses
(b) Green leaves
(c) Buds of flowers and Fruits
(a) Mash - 0.50 kg. per head
(b) Kutti - 2.00 kg. per head
(c) Tree fodder - 0.50 kg. per head