Race to Save the Pronghorn of Far West Texas April 26, 2012

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Race to Save the Pronghorn of Far West Texas April 26, 2012
StateImpact Texas 
... the pronghorn is a uniquely American creature. The the fastest land mammals in the Western Hemisphere, they are the second fastest in the world after the cheetah. They evolved that way to out run a long-extinct species of North American Cheetah. ... The population in far West Texas now stands at around 4,000 animals total. Those numbers are still dropping. No one’s sure why, but a coalition of scientists, hunters, and conservationists called the “Trans-Pecos Pronghorn Working Group” have found elevated numbers of a blood parasites and a general malnutrition in the species. The extremely dry weather has also contributed. - 


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