A pronghorn poses atop a rise in Yellowstone National Park. People call them “pronghorn antelope” but they are not in fact, antelope. They are their own species, more related to giraffes than antelope or deer. The one thing they certainly are is fast! Adults have been clocked at over 60mph in short bursts and can sustain about 35mph for miles. They are the fastest wild land animal in North America and probably second fastest only to the cheetah in the world.
Most of the time however they are not breaking speed records. They do what this fellow is doing; ambling around looking for grass and grazing. This is Springtime in Yellowstone. When the snow melts, there is plenty of tasty new grass and many pronghorns to take advantage of it!
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