16 October 2011

The Pronghorn - the American Almost Antelope

When is an antelope not an antelope? When it is the pronghorn.  This pronghorn is endemic to the United States and has been roaming the Great Plains for around a million years, the last remaining extant example of its family of species. Although it looks like an antelope it isn’t one at all. In fact its closest living relative is the giraffe. The Ark in Space has the low down (as well as some wonderful pictures) of this remarkable – not to mention unique – creature.