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Pronghorn,  Antilocapra americana, Montana, USA  Antilocapra americana, or Pronghorn, are often called "antelopes" here in the US.  However, they are not true antelopes.  They are the 2nd fastest land mammal in the world, with the Cheetah being the fastest.   Antilocapra americana,Montana,North America,Pronghorn,United States,antilocapra americana,eating,horns,mammal,mouth,pronghorn,teeth,tongue,ungulate Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Pronghorn, Antilocapra americana, Montana, USA

Antilocapra americana, or Pronghorn, are often called "antelopes" here in the US. However, they are not true antelopes. They are the 2nd fastest land mammal in the world, with the Cheetah being the fastest.

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  1. Wow, what an amazing mammal in speed and appearance. Thanks for sharing it. Posted 8 years ago

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The pronghorn is a species of artiodactyl mammal indigenous to interior western and central North America. Though not an antelope, it is often known colloquially in North America as the prong buck, pronghorn antelope, ''cabri'' , or simply antelope because it closely resembles the true antelopes of the Old World and fills a similar ecological niche due to convergent evolution.

It is the only surviving member of the family Antilocapridae. During the Pleistocene period, 12 antilocaprid.. more

Similar species: Even-toed Ungulates
Species identified by Tom Reichner
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Uploaded Oct 6, 2012. Captured Sep 22, 2012 07:58.
  • Canon EOS 50D
  • f/5.0
  • 1/640s
  • ISO400
  • 560mm