Pronghorn antelopes - fastest land animal of North America

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Pronghorn antelopes The pronghorn antelope (Antilocapra americana) is the fastest land animal of North America and is capable of running approximately 54 mph (90 km/h)! They are not true antelopes, their horns are made of a hairy substance, only the very inner core is made of bone. They primarily feed on grasses and even eat cacti. Male pronghorns have horns that can grow 30 cm long. Females can also have horns but this happens only in 1 out of 8 times. The pronghorn finishes second, standing defeated by the cheetah which holds the world speed record of the fastest land mammal on earth.

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Which zoos have them?
Minnesota Zoo (United States)

The Mexican pronghorn, pronghorn is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Some facts about the
Pronghorn

Adult weight : 46.1 kg (101.42 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 16 years

Female maturity :547 days

Male maturity : 547 days

Gestation : 235 days

Weaning : 91 days

Litter size : 2

Litters per year : 1

Interval between litters : 365 days

Weight at birth : 3 kg (6.6 lbs)

Weight at weaning : 8.9 kg (19.58 lbs)

Basal metabolic rate : 51 W

Body mass : 34.779 kg (76.5138 lbs)

Temperature : 37.85 °C (100.13 °F)

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Facts about the pronghorn

</table> The Pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) is the only surviving member of the family Antilocapridae, and the fastest land animal in North America running at speeds up to 54 mph (90 km/h).

0 Remodeling Eden: Local pronghorns are visible victims of tri-city area's growth - By Mirsada Buric-Adam, The Daily Courier - 03/26/02 2002-05-03T15:18:09-07:00

Binomial name Antilocapa americana The Pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) is the only surviving member of the family Antilocapridae, and the the fastest land animal in North America running at speeds up to 54 miles per hour (90 km/h).

Binomial name Antilocapra americanaOrd, 1815 The Pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) is the only surviving member of the family Antilocapridae, and the fastest land animal in North America running at speeds up to 54 mph (90 km/h).

March 1999 The pronghorn is the rocket of the American West and unique in all the world.

Most important, observe what the pronghorns are doing.

Not a true antelope at all, the pronghorn is found nowhere else in the world but North America and is the sole survivor of the family Antilocapradae, a species unique to America.

Ord, 1815 The pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) is the only surviving member of the family Antilocapridae, and the fastest land animal in North America running at speeds up to 54 mph (90 km/h).

Order: Artiodactyla Family:AntilocapridaeGenus:AntilocapraSpecies:americana Binomial name Antilocapra americana( Ord , 1815 )The Pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) is the only surviving member of the family

Pronghorn While pronghorns are sometimes referred to as "pronghorn antelope", and their genus name Antilocapra means "antelope goat", pronghorns are not "true" antelope like the antelope species of Africa and Asia.

Pronghorns are fun to hunt.

Pronghorns are truly unique animals.

Remodeling Eden - Local pronghorns are visible victims of tri-city area's growth

style="background: pink;" | Binomial name |- style="text-align:center;" |Antilocapra americana[[George Ord, 1815|} The Pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) is the only surviving member of the family Antilocapridae, and the fastest land animal in North America running at speeds up to 54 mph (90 km/h).

The Pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) is the only surviving member of the family Antilocapridae, and the fastest land animal in North America running at speeds up to 54 miles per hour (90 km/h).

The pronghorn is also known as the pronghorn antelope, but is not a true antelope, and its horns are made up of a hairlike substance that grows around a bony core; the outer sheath is shed annually.

The Pronghorn is an animal of the plains.

The running gait of the pronghorn is beautifully smooth and their powerful legs can carry them at a remarkable pace across the roughest kind of terrain.

This explains why pronghorns are most numerous in sage country — where shrubs and forbs dominate the diet — and less common in pure grassland or cropland habitat.

The pronghorn antelope (Antilocapra Americana) is found in the Rocky Mountains. (Full text)

The Lethbridge Pronghorns are the athletic teams that represent the University of Lethbridge in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. (Wiki)

For immediate release - 16-Mar-2005 OTTAWA (CIS) - Sprinter Adrienne Power, from the Dalhousie Tigers, and thrower Jim Steacy, from the Lethbridge Pronghorns, are the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) - VIA Rail female and male athletes of the week for the period ending March 13, 2005. (Full text)

"But the deer-like Pronghorn is neither antelope nor goat -- it is the sole surviving member of an ancient family dating back 20 million years". (Full text)

Other descriptions of Pronghorn Pronghorn Conservation status: Lower Risk Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Artiodactyla Family: Antilocapridae Genus: Antilocapra Species: americana Binomial name Antilocapra americana Ord, 1815 The pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) is the only surviving member of the family Antilocapridae, and the fastest land animal in North America running at speeds up to 54 mph (90 km/h). (Full text)

The fleet-footed, large-eyed pronghorn is an animal of the plains. (Full text)

IntroductionThe pronghorn is the second fastest land animal in the world, almost as fast as the cheetah. (Full text)

Habits The fleet-footed, large-eyed pronghorn is an animal of the plains. (Full text)

The name "pronghorn" is derived from a forward projection or prong on each horn. (Full text)

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