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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Artiodactyla
Family:Antilocapridae
Genus:Antilocapra
Genus species:Antilocapra americana

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:141 cm
Height:87 cm
Weight:47-70 kg
Identification:The upperbody of the pronghorn is tan, and the belly is white. It also has white areas between the shoulders and hips. A white shield and crescent are on the throat, and the rump is white. The males have black areas under their ears and a black face mask.
Habitat:Open grasslands and brushlands
Diet:Herbivore: forbs, shrubs, grasses, cacti
Reproduction:Rutting takes place from August to early October. The young are born in late May after a gestation period of 252 days. Twins are fairly common among pronghorn. The young are weaned at 2-5 months.
Doe/fawn herds can cover several territories held by dominant males.
Behavior:Scent is important in pronghorn behavior, but little is known about the exact role it plays.
Status:Endangered: some subspecies
Interesting Facts:Pronghorn can run up to 55 mph. They can see 360 degrees around themselves.

Other Information

Geographic:Western North America Date:1958-1988 Subjects:Pronghorn
even-toed ungulate
Antilocapra
Antilocapridae
Ruminants
Artiodactyla
Ungulates
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata