Extinct Animals : Pronghorned Antelope
Once roaming the prairies in numbers rivaling the bison, the pronghorn sheep is now restricted, in Canada, to the adjacent southern corners of Alberta and Saskatchewan. A small, trim animal, standing about 90 cm high at the shoulder, the pronghorn is the fastest North American mammal. It is capable of speeds estimated at 80-95 km/h in short bursts.
Pronghorns travel in small herds, and signal each other by raising the white hair on their rumps which flashes in the sunlight for long distances on the prairies.
Their chief predator is the coyote, but newborn kids sometimes fall victim to the golden eagle.