Which are more regularly seen in Wyoming, humans or Pronghorn antelope?
Interestingly, there are quite a few more Pronghorn than people here. A 2018 US Census accounting showed the human population of WY at over 579,000. Pronghorn numbers in WY currently exceed the human population figure, but an official estimate of their numbers has not recently been published.
Pronghorn around Jackson, WY embark on a significant migration from Grand Teton National Park in late fall to an area over 100 miles south and then back again in May/June.
These are the 2nd fastest land animals in North America and can run at 60 mph. However they are not great at jumping a fence. Due to their inability to jump well vertically, they get into fatal trouble around fences. Additionally, they suffer a high mortality rate due to vehicle accidents. As a result, Wyoming DOT has installed “overpasses” along their traditional migration routes to aid these animals in crossing the highway safely. The overpasses have worked!
Come see them in person on a private tour with Teton Wild and witness their beauty along with that of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
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