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Pronghorn Antelope

The Pronghorn Antelope, scientific name: Antilocapra americana is the only living member of its family and is limited to the American West. Before the great slaughter of the 1800’s it’s speculated that 40-50 Million Pronghorn roamed the plains, but the slaughter was not limited to strictly Bison and by 1915 only 15,000 Pronghorn remained. Attempts to reintroduce the...

Black-tailed prairie dog

The Black-Tailed Prairie Dog, scientific name: Cynomys ludovicianus is a member of the squirrel family. They live in plains and grasslands in Montana, Nebraska, Wyoming, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Texas. The Black-Tailed Prairie Dog stands an average height of 12" (when standing up on their hind legs). Like its cousin the White-Tailed Prairie Dog,...

Mountain Lion

The Mountain lion, scientific name; Felis conoclor is a large, long-tailed feline that was at one time quite common in all sorts of habitats where deer could be found but now, they are considered an unwanted predator and are now found primarily in remote areas. Contrary to popular belief the Mountain lion’s preferred dens include over-hanging rock...

Coyote

The Coyote, scientific name: Canis lantrans is a medium sized member of the canine family. Coyotes live throughout the United States in most climates and areas. Coyotes found in valleys and deserts are typically smaller than mountain dwelling coyotes. Mountain dwelling coyotes weigh around 50 lbs whereas desert/valley dwelling coyotes weigh around 20 lbs. Coyotes are vocal...

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American Kestrel

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