Animal Size

Blackbuck size: How big do they get?

How big does a Blackbuck get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra) reaches an average size of 1.25 meter (4′ 2″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). During their lifetime of about 20.25 years, they grow from 3.39 kg (7.47 lbs) to 36.1 kg (79.59 lbs). Talking about reproduction, Blackbucks have 1 babies about 2 times per year. The Blackbuck (genus: Antilope) is a member of the family Bovidae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

The average adult size of a Blackbuck is  (4' 2

The blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra), also known as the Indian antelope, is an antelope found in India, Nepal, and Pakistan. The blackbuck is the sole extant member of the genus Antilope. The species was described and given its binomial name by Swedish zoologist Carl Linnaeus in 1758. Two subspecies are recognized. It stands up to 74 to 84 cm (29 to 33 in) high at the shoulder. Males weigh 20–57 kg (44–126 lb), an average of 38 kilograms (84 lb). Females are lighter, weighing 20–33 kg (44–73 lb) or 27 kg (60 lb) on average. The long, ringed horns, 35–75 cm (14–30 in) long, are generally present only on males, though females may develop horns, as well. The white fur on the chin and around the eyes is in sharp contrast with the black stripes on the face. The coats of males show two-tone colouration; while the upper parts and outsides of the legs are dark brown to black, the underparts and the insides of the legs are all white. However, females and juveniles are yellowish fawn to tan.The blackbuck is a diurnal antelope (active mainly during the day). Three kinds of groups, typically small, are the female, male, and bachelor herds. Males often adopt lekking as a strategy to garner females for mating. While other males are not allowed into these territories, females often visit these places to forage. The male can thus attempt mating with her. As herbivores, blackbuck graze on low grasses, occasionally browsing, as well. Females become sexually mature at 8 months old, but mate no earlier than 2 years. Males mature later, at 1 1/2 years. Mating takes place throughout the year. Gestation is typically 6 months long, after which a single calf is born. The lifespan is typically 10 to 15 years.The blackbuck inhabits grassy plains and slightly forested areas. Due to their regular need of water, they prefer areas where water is perennially available.The antelope is native to and found mainly in India, while it is extinct in Bangladesh. Formerly widespread, only small, scattered herds are seen today, largely confined to protected areas. During the 20th century, blackbuck numbers declined sharply due to excessive hunting, deforestation, and habitat degradation. The blackbuck has been introduced in Argentina and the United States. In India, hunting of blackbuck is prohibited under Schedule I of the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972. The blackbuck has significance in Hinduism; Indian and Nepali villagers do not harm the antelope.

Animals of the same family as a Blackbuck

We found other animals of the Bovidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Blackbuck

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Blackbuck:

Animals with the same litter size as a Blackbuck

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Blackbuck:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Blackbuck

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Blackbuck:

Animals with the same weight as a Blackbuck

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Antilope cervicapra: