- The pronghorn is the only creature in the world to shed a branched
horn annually. That's why pronghorn are the sole embers of their genus,
- Pronghorn eyes, measuring about two inches in diameter, rank as some
of the largest in the animal world, almost as large as the elephant's.
- The pronghorn's field of vision is nearly 360 degrees.
- Pronghorn are the second-fastest animals on earth, second only to
the cheetah, and have been clocked at speeds of over 60 miles an hour.
- Pronghorn are not jumpers and are stymied by barricades that a deer
would clear easily.
- Pronghorn can tolerate temperatures from a scorching 130 degrees Fahrenheit
to the bitter cold of 50 degrees below zero.
- Pronghorn seldom drink water but obtain most of the water they need
from the vegetation they eat
- Height: Approx 3' at shoulder
- Weight: 120 pounds (male), 105 pounds (female)
- Horns: 13-15" (male), 3-5" (female)
- Speed: 55 mph
- Mating: Late August - September
- Young Born: Late April - June
- Average Life Span: 9 years
- Habitat: Grasslands
- Food: Forbs (annual "weeds" and flowers) and small shrubs