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or False -
The pronghorn is the fastest land animal in North
America and second in speed only to the cheetah.
2. The pronghorn was
first brought to the attention of the scientific
C. Lewis and
3. The pronghorn is
often called the pronghorn antelope yet it is not a
member of the antelope family. Which species below
is the antelope a cousin of?
D. None of
4. Both male and
female pronghorn have horns made up of a hairy
material around a bone-like structure. The outer
hairy part is shed annually. What distinctive part
of the horns allows you to tell male from female.
A. There is
no difference between male and female horns.
prongs on the horns are on the inside with male and
outside with females
horns have two prongs and females one
horns are smaller and do not have a prong
False - The
fastest speed a pronghorn has been clocked is 61
mph. True or false, can the pronghorn run fast
speeds for a longer period of time than the cheetah?
6. The pronghorn can
be found living on both sides of the Rocky Mountains
as far east as around the Missouri River, north into
southern Saskatchewan and Alberta, Canada and south
into Sonora and Baja in Mexico. What best describes
the pronghorn's habitat?
A. Mostly in
grasslands but can also be found in brush land and
Mountainous and rocky terrain about 5,000 feet
C. Mostly in
the deserts foraging on bugs and reptiles
D. In the
dense conifer forests of the great plains.
7. The pronghorn eat
D. All of
8. The gestation
period of the pronghorn is longer than that of the
whitetail deer. The mating season occurs around
mid-September and the female, called a doe, carries
the fawn until when?
9. Pronghorns have a
distinct musky odor to them. The male pronghorns
mark their territory with scent glands located
A. By its
B. Under its
C. On the
side of its head
D. At the
base of its tail
10. Other than man,
what is the major predator of the pronghorn?
D. All of