Pronghorn

Pronghorns are a very unique mammal in North America, as they are not closely related to deer or goats despite looking like them. Their closest living relatives are giraffes and okapis!

Taxonomic Name:
Antilocapra americana

Conservation Status: 
Least Concern (IUCN)

Type:
Mammal

Diet:
 A variety of plants including forbs, shrubs, and grasses.

Longevity in the wild: 
Approximately 4 years

Size: 1m tall, 1.5m long

Weight: 36 - 70 kg

Group Name: Band or Herd

Fun Fact: Pronghorn are the fastest land mammal in the Western Hemisphere, having been clocked at speeds over 85 km/h!

You can find the Zoo's pronghorn in the Open Range section near Toucan Ridge. 

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