Originally native only to the Indian subcontinent, the Blackbuck is known for its long, ribbed horns that look like tightly wound corkscrews. This particular Blackbuck is, of course, no exception. In addition to its trademark horns, this specimen has fantastic coloring: while both its underbelly and the fur around its eyes are snow white, the rest of its body is a deep chocolate brown. This blackbuck is posed in the very popular straight-on pose that highlights its exceptionally large horns and coloring contrast. Given its stunning beauty and incredible craftsmanship, we feel this mount has earned a taxidermy quality rating of Premier.
About the Blackbuck Antelope
Scientific Name: Antilope cervicapra
The blackbuck, 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.