Blackbuck Antelope

Blackbuck is a species of antelope native to the Indian subcontinent. The Blackbuck is the provincial animal of India where is often simply called Indian Antelope and is one of the fastest of all terrestrial animals, reaching to speeds of up to 50 mph. Blackbuck is one of the few antelopes where males and females have distinctive coloration. The male bucks are a distinctive black and white and have long twisted horns, while females are fawn colored with no horns. The skin of Blackbuck plays an important role in Hinduism, and Brahmin boys are traditionally required to wear a strip of raw Blackbuck hide after performing a traditional dance. The Blackbuck herd on the 10xXx Ranch is large (over 50 head) and are easily seen by visitors, but because they are constantly moving they are difficult to hunt or photograph.