Velavadar Blackbuck

Blackbuck National Park at Velavadar is situated in the  Bhavnagar District of  India .

Established in 1976 in the  Bhal region of  Saurashtra , the park is located around 42 km from the district headquarters city of Bhavnagar . Hugging the coasts of the  Gulf of Khambhat  on the south, it is spread over an area of 34.08 km2, which was primarily a "vidi" (grassland) of the  maharaja of the  princely state  of Bhavnagar for hunting the blackbucks with his famous hunting  cheetahs . On the northern side, it is surrounded by wastelands and agriculture fields. The  national park has been classified as 4B Gujarat-Rajwada biotic province of semi-arid bio-geographical zone.

Flat land, dry grasses and herds of  antelopehave always attracted visitors to this park which has a grassland ecosystem. Successful conservation programs for the  blackbuck,  wolfand lesser florican(a bustard) are ongoing. Considered to be an endemicIndian species, the lesser florican, which once lived throughout the country, has become endangered in recent decades. Today, the largest population is in this park. Local wolf numbers are increasing, as are  striped hyena, with sightings quite frequent during daylight in winter 2012-2013.

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