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small antelope, Antilope cervicapra, found in semidesert plains and open forest throughout India. Males are dark brown above and white below, with white rings around the eyes; they stand about 32 in. (81 cm) at the shoulder and weigh about 90 lb (41 kg). Their heavily ridged, corkscrew-shaped horns are about 18 in. (45 cm) long. The smaller, hornless females are fawn-colored above and white below. Blackbucks graze in herds of 10 to 100 individuals and, unlike most antelopes, graze mostly by day, even in intense heat. They are extremely swift animals; a cheetah can run down a blackbuck, but only if it overtakes it in the first few hundred yards. They have been hunted intensively by humans, sometimes with the aid of trained Asian cheetahs (now extinct in India), and have suffered extensive habitat reduction, and blackbucks now survive mainly in reserves. They are classified in the phylum ChordataChordata
, phylum of animals having a notochord, or dorsal stiffening rod, as the chief internal skeletal support at some stage of their development. Most chordates are vertebrates (animals with backbones), but the phylum also includes some small marine invertebrate animals.
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, subphylum Vertebrata, class Mammalia, order Artiodactyla, family Bovidae.
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A complaint was filed against Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Neelam, Tabu and Sonali Bendre on charges of being involved in hunting of protected blackbucks.
Saif Ali Khan was one of the accused in the blackbuck poaching case.
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There is jewellery in almost every one: a god is weighed down with gem-encrusted jewels, lovers discard their clothes but not their jewellery, a pet blackbuck is draped with three necklaces while he poses stiffly for his portrait.
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I now have herds of axis deer and blackbuck antelope (Figure 12).
Beside the birds, there are 24 species of animals, none carnivorous, including some 24 giraffes, 350 Arabian oryx and 800 golden face oryx and 40 to 45 thousand various types of deer, from elands, defassa waterbuck, Indian blackbuck to barbary sheep and addax.
And the effects can be read in the wildlife - in Coto Donana's dwindling Spanish lynx population, for example, and Guindy's blackbuck herd, which is now too small to be genetically viable and must be augmented with animals from hundreds of miles away.
are mostly decorative, but one depicts the endangered blackbuck, once
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