Monday, August 5, 2013


The Lady Pronghorns (Antilocapra americana)  with a couple yearlings

The vigilant Gentleman Pronghorn

Pronghorns live on the vast, wide-open prairies where there is little place to hide.  They have not bothered with camouflage colouring because they have excellent eyesight and can outrun most predators.  

They are the fastest mammal in North America, capable of attaining speeds of 40+ mph.  Fawns can outrun humans when just a few days old.

Pronghorns feed on whatever prairie vegetation is available, including many plants that are toxic to domestic cattle.

Information source:
Kaufamn Field Guide to Mammals of North America

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