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The Pronghorn - The American Almost Antelope

By Gerard @presurfer
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If you were asked to think of a large mammal of the American prairie you might well say the bison, coyote or wolf, a measure of how much these species have settled in to our general consciousness. Yet there is one unique American animal which is less known but is perhaps the most charismatic of the Great Plains.
Many refer to it as an antelope but that is far from the truth. A true American native, the Pronghorn has sojourned across the deserts and plains of North America for at least a million years: but the Pronghorn is not an antelope. Its closest relative is the giraffe.
(thanks Robert-John)The Presurfer

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