Pronghorn antelopes - fastest land animal of North America

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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