Pronghorn

STATS
Order Artiodactyla
Family Bovidae
Genus Antilocapra
Species Americana
 
Height 80-90 cms
Weight 45-70 kgs
Lifespan Upto 12 years
Habitat Open grasslands

 




Pronghorns are grazing animals living in the prairie lands of the American Mid-West. They are known for their speed as they can reach upto 55 miles per hour. Both sexes have horns, however a males horns have backward pointing hooks. Males also have a black face and a black patch beneath each ear. They have large eyes enabling 360 vision.

A couple of hundred years ago their numbers were in the 40-50 million. However, like the American Bison, their numbers dwindled to approximately 13,000 in the 1920s. Conservation efforts have now brought their numbers back to 450,000.


 

 


 



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