Black Buck

Black Buck Sightseeing

Village Devpura is a home to the beautiful Black Buck, Devpura is approx.14 km from Sawai Madhopur.The  blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra) is an antelope species native to the Indian Subcontinent .As the blackbuck range  has decreased sharply during the 20th century.The blackbuck is the only living species of the genus  Antelope. Males and females have distinctive coloration. Male blackbucks are dark brown, black, and the belly and  eye rings are white and have long twisted horns, while females are fawn-coloured (light-brown) with no horns.The  horns of the blackbuck are ringed with one to four spiral turns, with rarely more than four turns; they can be as long  as 79 cm.

Search the rural village area for these antelopes that roam freely. They are not found in the National Park.They generally live on open plains in herds of 15 to 20 animals with one dominant male. They are very fast. Speeds of more than 80 km/h (50 mph) have been recorded.Their chief predator was the now extinct Indian cheetah. They are now sometimes preyed upon by wolves and stray dogs.The diet of the blackbuck consists mostly of grasses, although it will eat pods, flowers and fruits to supplement its diet. The maximum life span recorded is 16 years and the average is 12 years.During the drive to village Devpura for black buck you can take a chance to see idle village life and culture. A walk around the village is an interesting option also, you can observe bandhani and lahariya, and block printed textiles, silver jewellery, wood, and carpets made by local women.