Entirely unique on the planet, antilocapra Americana, or Pronghorn Antelope is a fascinating species. Despite his common name the pronghorn is not in fact an antelope; he is the last remaining member of the antilocapridae family, and is closer related to a giraffe than anything else. This makes for a fantastic hunt for a truly unique beast.
The pronghorn is a beautiful animal with distinct white patches on his rump and throat. The horns are grown of hair, and despite the permanent core of bone within, the horns are shed annually like a deer, and quickly regrown.
The Pronghorn antelope is built to evade predators and is the second fastest land mammal on the planet. With a top speed of 55mph, only a cheetah can outrun him; however the pronghorn can sustain high speeds for much greater distances.
His range extends throughout Western parts of North America, from Canada down to Mexico. He prefers open expansive terrain at elevations of 900 – 1800m, with little rainfall.