Animals

Peninsular Pronghorn

Antilocapra Americana Peninsularis

Less than 200 of the Peninsular Pronghorn survive in the wild. Among the world’s fastest land animals, pronghorn can up to 40-60mph, rivaling the speed of the cheetah clock at up to 70mph. Pronghorn have survived in North America since the Pleistocene age (10,000 to 1.8 million years ago) when they lived with American cheetahs and mammoths.

Fun Facts

Classification

Class: Mammalia

Order: Artiodactyla

Family: Antilocapridae

Genus: Antilocapra

Species: A. americana

Habitat

The Baja California pronghorn was the last subspecies of pronghorn to be described, and is found on the Baja peninsula. They are found in open prairie and desert habitats in western North America.

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