A Field Guide to the Prairie

Pronghorn Pronghorn
Antilocapra americana
Length: 135 cm (4.5 ft.)
Habitat/Range: Pronghorns are found throughout western North America in the Rocky Mountain range. They are very characteristic of shortgrass prairies.
Eating Habits: Pronghorns feed on forbs and prairie shrubs.

The pronghorn is a horned ungulate, or hoofed animal. Its horns curve backward and there is a short prong on the front. They are tan in color and the belly and lower jaws are white. They can weigh between 32-62 kilograms or 71-138 pounds.

Pronghorns are sociable animals and live in small herds. Often times, pronghorns have twins.

On the Prairie Field Guide Index

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