This informative post will be posted on Saturday along with my usual writing. You are invited to participate with the opening question.
Brain Teaser Question
What letter would come next in this sequence?
O, T, T, F, F, S, S, E, ___
(answer found at the end of this post)
North America is blessed to be home to the second fastest animal in the world. Second only to Africa’s cheetah, the pronghorn has the ability to reach a speed of 60 miles per hour.
Combining outstanding vision with its extraordinary speed, the pronghorn manages to avoid predators most of the time. Both males and females have horns. The male’s horns will grow to a length of 10-12 inches while the female’s remain as small bumps on top of her head.
Here are a few interesting facts about the pronghorn:
- Able to survive at least a week without water
- Habitat: grasslands and deserts
- Diet: grass, low shrubs
- Lifespan: 6-10 years
- Able to leap up to 15 feet
As herbivores, the pronghorn digests its food twice as it eats, swallows, and then regurgitates the food from its stomach. The animal then chews up the smaller pieces as cud, which allows for greater absorption of the food’s nutrition.
The prairies of Montana, the Dakotas, Wyoming, and Nebraska provide the largest year-round range for the pronghorn in the United States. They will frequently migrate up to 150 miles as they move back and forth between summer and winter feeding grounds.
Answer to Brain Teaser Question
N — for Nine