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Blackbuck population up in Odisha

Blackbuck population increases in Odisha

The blackbuck population in Odisha has risen by by 1,612 in the past four years. The total population of blackbucks, locally called Krushna Sara Mruga or Bali- Harina, was enumerated at 3,806 in 2015 as against 2,194 in 2011, says Odisha's Chief Wildlife Warden (CWW) S S Srivastav. The census of blackbucks was conducted by the forest department in Aska, Buguda, Polasara, Khallikote, Jagannath Prasad and Berhampur forest ranges, the dwelling zones of the endangered species of antelope on March 1.