Adorable Pronghorn Fawns Debut at Queens Zoo

These animals are the second-fastest land animals in the world next to cheetahs

Monday, Jun 27, 2011  |  Updated 2:45 PM EDT
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Four adorable pronghorn antelope fawns were recently born at the Queens Zoo, the Wildlife Conservation Society announced.

Luke Groskin © WCS

Four adorable pronghorn antelope fawns were recently born at the Queens Zoo, the Wildlife Conservation Society announced.

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Four adorable pronghorn antelope fawns were recently born at the Queens Zoo, the Wildlife Conservation Society announced today.

The pronghorn antelope is the second-fastest land animal in the world – second only to the cheetah.

The four fawns were born to two different mothers a week apart, one delivering two females and the other having a male and a female. Each tiny fawn has a coat of beautiful soft-brown fur and enormous dark-brown eyes. They are already starting to run and prance on their signature long legs which give the species its incredible speed.

Two of the babies can be seen on the zoo’s farm. Zoo-goers can watch as zookeepers bottle-feed a nutrient-rich formula to these young animals several times a day. The two younger fawns remain in the pronghorn exhibit on the wild side of the zoo. 

The new fawns bring the zoo’s pronghorn herd up to eight. A species known for taking long trips in the wild, adult pronghorns at the zoo spend much of their time running through their large, open exhibit space.

The pronghorns live alongside the zoo’s bison herd.

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