Animals: Pronghorns in Oregon

Only antelope in the world are found in Asia and Africa. But the fleet-footed North American pronghorns, tawny, wide-eyed little animals about the size of a calf, were called antelope on sight by the Adam-pioneers. Before those pioneers plowed under the grass of the Great Plains, ''antelope" herds roamed from Texas to Canada, from the Mississippi to the Cascades. Because of unrestricted killing, by 1911 the pronghorns, like the buffalo, were threatened with extinction. But pronghorn herds, now well protected, have staged a reproductive comeback: in Oregon alone, according to the...

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