Pronghorn… Feeding, Diaper Change

Photos of a Pronghorn mom feeding and just before mom “changes diapers” in Yellowstone National Park this last spring.

While a baby Pronghorn hides under brush laying motionless, its mom stays nearby so she can nurse and “change diapers” every 3-3.5 hours.

Feeding baby
A baby pronghorn hidden as it feeds on mom’s udder.
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A Pronghorn just before she changes the “diaper” of her baby.

 

Did You Know?

Even though the Pronghorn is the fastest animal in North America (close to 60 mph), baby Pronghorn aren’t so fast and it takes them about a day before they can even walk.

And, to further complicate things, they don’t have a “flight” response, so most of what they do during the first month of their little lives is hide under brush and lay motionless.

In the meantime, its mom – who stays close enough to see her baby – visits every 3-3.5 hours to nurse, “change its diapers” and hide the baby Pronghorn under the brush again.

Given the odds were stacked against us to even find, let alone see a baby Pronghorn, we were super excited when we found this one during the feeding and diaper changing time!

A series of 4 photos of this baby Pronghorn keeping up with its mom in Yellowstone National Park this last spring.

Pronghorn baby jumping 1

Pronghorn baby jumping 2

Pronghorn baby jumping 3

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Looking for Baby Pronghorn

Whenever we saw a female Pronghorn standing by herself in the sage brush in Yellowstone National Park this past spring, we pulled over and watched for a bit. We were hoping to see if she had a baby with her…

After numerous stops, we finally found a Pronghorn mom with a baby.

Do you see the baby in this photo?

Pronghorn mom

Pearly… Not So Whites

Marmots have orange teeth that grow throughout their life since they are rodents – and cute rodents they are.

This is a photo of a marmot outside the entrance of its home in the morning on Mt. Washburn in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.

Pearly... Not So White

Yawn… Is This Work Week Over Yet?

A marmot yawning outside the entrance of its home in the morning on Mt. Washburn in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.

Yawning Marmot

Baby Mountain Goat

A baby Mountain Goat standing next to its mom while she eats.

Moments before, she was running and jumping around its mom in the Black Hills, South Dakota.

 

Baby Mountain Goat

Monday Morning Stretch!

A marmot stretching outside the entrance of its home in the morning on Mt. Washburn in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.

Morning Stretch

Getting a Better Look

After hiding behind its mom, this young Big Horn Sheep decided to hop up on mom to get a better look.

Photo was taken on top of Mt. Washburn in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.

Enjoy the weekend everyone!

Getting a Better Look

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Hiding Behind Mom

A baby big horn sheep hiding behind mom on top of Mt. Washburn in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.

Hiding behind Mom

Nuzzling

Two female pronghorn nuzzle with each other just outside of Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park.

In front of them is a male pronghorn – check out his Elvis sideburns.

Nuzzling