Pronghorns

Pronghorn are the fastest land mammals in North America. They are not antelope, though the physical and behavioral characteristics they have closely resemble the Old World true antelopes. Questions and answers about pronghorns can be asked and answered here.

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Who can run faster the ostrich or pronghorn antelope?

ostrich

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What is a young pronghorn called?

A young pronghorn is called a fawn.

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How fast can a Pronghorn Antelope run?

65 mph

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What is the average incubation of a pronghorn?

500-600days

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Why do the pronghorn antelope run so fast?

Pronghorn antelope evolved alongside the North American Cheetah. As we all know, the African cheetah can run up to speeds of 110kms per hour over short distances so in order to escape such a fast predator, the antelope needed to be fast too. The North American cheetah is now extinct but the antelope still retains its genetic traits for speed. They developed strong leg bones and padded hooves to absorb shock. Their lungs and trachea are very large, as is their heart. This allows them to use vast amounts of oxygen. Their movement while running also assists in breathing. As their body lurches, the abdominal cavity expands and contracts the lungs so breathing is automatic. This allows the pronghorn to run farther, using less energy than the cheetah. This amazing animal survived by running very quickly over longer distances, leaving the sprinting cheetah too tired to keep up.

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Are there antelope in North America?

There are no true antelope in North America. The Pronghorn is often referred to as the Pronghorn antelope but the

Pronghorn is actually the only member of it's taxonomic family of Antelocapridae. The antelope are members of the family Bovidae.

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What is the Pronghorn Antelope's habitat?

Pronghorns live primarily in grasslands but also in brush land and deserts.

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How much does a pronghorn antelope weigh?

The adult Pronghorn Antelope's weight varies from the male to the female, the the female slightly lighter than the male. The male weighs from about 40 to 60 kg and the females weigh around 40 to 50 kg.

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What is a male pronghorn called?

A male pronghorn is called a buck

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What is being done to save the pronghorn?

they are moving 200 pronghorns to texas

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Is an pronghorn a herbivore or carnivore or both?

A pronghorn is a herbivore

Oder der Pronghorn ist ein herbivore.

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What is the Sonoran pronghorn's diet?

its diet: what pronghorns eat el stupido

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What is a female pronghorn called?

A female pronghorn is called a doe.

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How many pronghorn antelopes are left in the world?

The pronghorn is not endangered. Listed as least concern, with a population of 500,000 to 1,000,000.

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What is the average lifespan of a pronghorn?

9 yrs

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Is a Pronghorn antelope a carnivore herbivore or omnivore?

Herbivore.

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What is a group of pronghorn called?

A group of pronghorn is called a herd.

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What does a Sonoran pronghorn eat?

The Sonoran pronghorn (Antilocapra americana sonoriensis) is herbivorous. It subsists primarily on forbs, cactus, shrubs, and grasses.

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What is the gestation period of a pronghorn?

9 months or about 279 days (It's not prescice) 9 months or about 279 days (It's not prescice) 9 months or about 279 days (It's not prescice)

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Where does the pronghorns live?

USA their the only antelopes that live there

Actually, Pronghorns are NOT Antelopes, as the person above claims. See Wikipedia, search Pronghorn for more details.

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How many pronghorns are left in the world now?

In 1915 only 12,000 remained but right now there are about 1 million and most of them are in Wyoming and Montana. Less than 2,000 pronghorns live in Kansas.

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What eats a pronghorn antelope?

Cougars, wolves, coyotes, and bobcats have been the major predators for the Pronghorn Antelope

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Do pronghorns shed horns?

Yes, they do shed their horns. It falls off during the fall and then grows back during the summertime.

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What is the lifespan of a pronghorn?

A lot of sites say 9 years, but if you want a range, 7-10 years.

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How long is the gestation period for a pronghorn?

The average time that a pronghorn is in gestation is 9 months The average time that a pronghorn is in gestation is 9 months
7 months

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