Blackbucks generally live on open plains and open woodlands. They are very fast. Speeds of more than 80 km/h (50 mph) have been recorded.
Their chief predator was the Asiatic cheetah, now extinct in India. Currently, wolves are the main predators of both fawns and adults. Fawns are also hunted by jackals. Village dogs are reported to kill fawns but are unlikely to successfully hunt and kill adults.
The maximum life span recorded is 16 years and the average is 12 years.