The Assiniboine Park Zoo is happy to announce that two baby pronghorn, one male and one female, are now on exhibit for visitors to see.
The now one month old siblings are doing well and now in their habitat with the adults. The sire (father) is a new 4 year old male “Bucky” and the dam (mother) is “Kelowna”, a 4 year old orphaned female that came from a Calgary Rehabilitation Centre in 2011. Both parents are in good health.
“It’s a beautiful time of year to come out and meet these two fawns,” said Gary Lunsford, General Curator at Assiniboine Park Zoo. “They were about two kilograms at birth and we are excited to say they are healthy and growing fast.”
Pronghorn are unique to North America, ranging from Canada down into Mexico. Though they are not true antelope, they are often referred to as “pronghorn antelope” due to their resemblance.
The Assiniboine Park Zoo is open daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. For full details, visit assiniboineparkzoo.ca.