Black Buck antelope in Nepal

Black Buck in Central Zoo, Kathmandu

Black Buck in Central Zoo, Kathmandu

I photographed this beautiful male Black Buck antelope in the Central Zoo in Kathmandu, Nepal. I was not lucky enough to see this magnificent species in the wild while I was visiting Nepal. The following details come from the Wikipedia article on this animal.

Blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra) is a species of antelope found mainly in India, but also in parts of Pakistan and Nepal. There are also introduced populations in various parts of the world.
The horns of the Blackbuck are ringed with 3 to 4 turns and can be as long as 28 inches. The Adult males can grow as tall as 32 inches and can weigh as much as 95 pounds. In the male, the upper body is black (dark brown), and the belly and eye rings are white. The light-brown female is usually hornless. Blackbucks usually roam the plains in herds of 15 to 20 animals with one dominant male.

There are four subspecies or geographic races.

 

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