Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is also known for his love for animals and birds shared a video featuring a herd of blackbucks crossing the road in Twitter on Wednesday.
The video of the large herd at the Velavadar Blackbuck National Park was originally tweeted by the Gujarat department of information and then was retweeted by the Prime Minister Modi with a caption "Excellent !"
As per the information department of Gujrat, "over 3,000 blackbucks" were the part of the herd which was seen leaping high in the air. The blackbucks are now listed in endangered species and hunting them is banned under the Wildlife Act since 1972, once they were widespread through the Indian subcontinent.
They are part of the endangered species list after their numbers dropped due to excessive hunting, deforestation and habitat degradation. The Velavadar Blackbuck National Park which is an hour's drive north of Bhavnagar hugs the coasts of the Gulf of Khambhat on the south, the park is spread over an area of 34 sq km.
Other than the blackbucks, the national park is also inhabited by a numerous birds and animal species with several species of migratory birds like Pelicans and flamingos.