Pronghorns at Badlands National Park, South Dakota

July 21, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) and fawn, Custer State Park, South DakotaPronghorn (Antilocapra americana) and fawn, Custer State Park, South DakotaPronghorn (Antilocapra americana) and fawn, Badlands National Park, South Dakota

 

 

The juvenile Pronghorns in Badlands National Park tended to stay close to their mothers, except in one case in which we saw a doe trot across a meadow, leaving behind two fawns in a shallow depression near the road. The young Pronghorn stayed put. According to the Great Plains Nature Center, Pronghorn fawns will "bed down and lie still most of the time," the doe visiting "every 5 hours or so to nurse and check on them" (Pronghorn). Apparently, that behavior can extend into the summer. For more about Pronghorn, see Pronghorn - National Wildlife Federation.


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