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Colorful Colorado


Last updated 1/29/2020 at 1:13pm

News Photo by Karen AuBuchon Johnson

Fountain Valley News is reinstating Colorful Colorado, a monthly photo feature page on wildlife found throughout the state and in our own community.

In this month's Colorful Colorado, we feature an animal that is commonly seen in open fields and grassland, especially along Goldfield Drive, Fontaine Boulevard and Powers Boulevard.

The American Pronghorn (sometimes referred to as antelope, possibly due to its scientific name "Antilocapra Americana") is a unique hoofed animal related to goats and antelope.

The National Park Service says the use of the term "antelope" seems to have originated when the first written description of the animal was made during the 1804–1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition.

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