Pronghorn antelope

Screen Shot 2016-02-14 at 12.12.05The pronghorn antelope is a medium-sized speedy American animal.

They are the second fastest animal on land and can reach speeds of up to 60mph, nearly as fast as the cheetah.  This is fast enough to outrun their main enemies, wolves and coyotes.   Although the pronghorns are faster, the wolves and their cousins have stamina on their side, enough to run down young and weak adults.  Like other herbivorous animals, pronghorn calves can be up on their feet quickly and start running in just under an hour.

These antelopes can weigh 70kg.

Like other antelopes, pronghorns migrate.