Animals of Indian states – the blackbuck antelope

ANIMALS OF INDIA! BLACKBUCK – A SPECIAL ANTELOPEEvery Indian state is represented by a different animal. WomenNow cites you some information about these typical animals.

The animal of the state Andhra Pradesh is the “Blackbuck” – a special antelope

The blackbuck is an ungulate species of antelope native to the Indian subcontinent that has been classified as near threatened by IUCN since 2003, as its range has decreased sharply during the 20th century. The native population is stable, with an estimated 50,000 individuals.

The blackbuck is the only living species of the genus Antilope. Its generic name stems from the Latin word antalopus, a horned animal. The specific name cervicapra is composed of the Latin words capra, she-goat and cervus, deer.

 

 

Source: wikipedia


  

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