African Antelope — Jet Eliot

Sable, Botswana, Africa Beisa Oryx, Kenya, Africa Oribi, Zambia, Africa There are more antelope in Africa than any other continent. Of the world’s 91 antelope species, most are native to Africa, and all belong to the family Bovidae. Here are a few of my favorites. Many continents do not have native antelope: Europe, Australasia, Antarctica […]

African Antelope — Jet Eliot

Oh Deer — Jet Eliot

Elk female, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado Fawn, black-tailed deer, Point Lobos, California With the upcoming visit of Santa and his reindeer, this is a good time to brush-up on deer facts. Deer and antelope are often mistakenly thought of as the same creature. While they are similar in shape and structure, they are different […]

Oh Deer — Jet Eliot

The fastest land mammal in the Americas, the pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) is the last surviving member of a once vast and diverse family – the Antilocapridae. Able to reach speeds of over 50 miles per hour, this hoofed mammal inhabits the expanse grasslands of North America. Superficially resembling antelopes, the pronghorn is actually more closely related to […]

via The Pronghorn — The Wonders of Wildlife