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Antilocapra americana


Pronghorns, commonly called Antelope in the american west, are true "American natives, found nowhere else in the world. They have roamed the plains and deserts of North America for at least the last million years in substantially the same form. One can truly call this animal unique: he is the lone member of his family, Antilocapra americana, which literally means the "American goat-antelope." Written by Jim Pisarowicz from

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LauraLee 10 years ago

Me too. I never heard of them until I saw this one and I had to ask a ranger what it was. They are the fastest animal on the southern plains, according to the ranger.

RamseyBotelho 10 years ago

It wasn't until the last couple of years that I even knew of pronghorns!

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Arizona, USA

Spotted on Sep 23, 2010
Submitted on Jun 3, 2011

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