Blackbuck National Park at Velavadar is located inside the Bhavnagar District of Gujarat state, India. Established in 1976 within the Bhal area of Saurashtra, the park is located around forty two km from the district headquarters city of Bhavnagar. Hugging the coasts of the Gulf of Khambhat on the south, it's miles unfold over an area of 34.08 km2, which turned into mostly grassland of the maharaja of the princely nation of Bhavnagar for searching the blackbucks along with his well-known hunting cheetahs. On the northern aspect, its miles surrounded via wastelands and agriculture fields.
The national park has been classified as 4B Gujarat Rajwada biotic province of semi arid bio geographical sector. Flat land, dry grasses and herds of antelope have always attracted visitors to this park which has a grassland atmosphere. Successful conservation packages for the blackbuck, wolf and lesser florican a bustard are ongoing. Considered to be an endemic Indian species, the lesser florican, which as soon as lived all through the United States, has grow to be endangered in latest decades. Today, the biggest populace is in this park. Local wolf numbers are growing, as are striped hyena, with sightings pretty frequent all through daytime in wintry weather 2012 to 2013.