Pronghorns: Fastest hooves in the west!

March 21, 2017 mammal 0

The pronghorn is built for speed. It’s got light bones, shock-absorbing hooves with cushioned toes, a large heart, windpipe and lungs. It would even theoretically outrun the Cheetah for longer distance chases. It got this way because only a few thousand years ago, there was a Cheetah in the American west […]


Giraffe: The case of Long Necks

March 6, 2017 mammal 1

The Giraffe is the tallest animal on land. An adult male can stand up to 17 ft. tall. The medieval Europeans believed the giraffe was a cross between a leopard and a camel, which is reflected in its scientific name, Giraffa camelopardalis.  There are four distinct species : Reticulated Giraffe (Giraffa […]