Salman Khan was convicted for poaching 2 blackbucks at Ujiyala Bhakhar near Ghoda Farm on September 28, 1998 during the shooting of Sooraj Barjatiya’s film “Hum Saath Saath Hain“.
Like most wild animals, the Blackbuck is in principle protected in India by the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972. Despite having been listed in Part I of Schedule I of the Indian Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, as endangered, the blackbuck continues to be hunted for sport.
Here are some of the Indian Blackbucks Pictures.
Pic : BLACK BEAUTY Adult male blackbuck
The black buck has ringed horns that have a moderate spiral twist of three to four turns and are up to 70 cm (28 in) long. Blackbucks are closely associated with Indian art and literature
Pic :Adult male and female blackbuck (The male blackbuck boasts of beautiful spiral horns while the female of the species is hornless)
Threat for Black Buck in India
The main reason of population loss are:
Pic : Running blackbuck – blackbuck can run very fast, but is vulnerable to the cheetah. This agile animal usually bounds high in the air a few times before settling into a gallop or run.
It used to be found all over India except the northeast. Now it is seen in Panjab, Rajasthan, Haryana, Gujarat and central India. It does not live in dense forest but in open plains. It is one of the fastest animals on earth and can out run any animal over long distances. Open plains, which allows it to move fast, are therefore needed to protect it from predators.
There are many different kinds of antelope. They include the blackbuck, which is found in India; the saiga from elsewhere in Asia; and the gerenuk, Thomson’s gazelle, common eland, impala, and suni from Africa. In most of these animals only the males have horns.