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American cheetah by HodariNundu American cheetah by HodariNundu
Request para :iconasmodeodesinan: Un berrendo tiene el sobresalto de su vida al ver precipitarse sobre el a su peor enemigo D:
Miracinonyx es a menudo llamado el "guepardo americano", pero en realidad estaba mas emparentado con el puma; su parecido con el guepardo se debe a que al parecer ocupaba un nicho ecologico similar, persiguiendo presas medianas a gran velocidad en llanuras abiertas...
Se cree que el berrendo actual (el mamifero terrestre mas rápido de las Américas) desarrolló su velocidad debido a que tenía que coexistir con este depredador.

As requested by :iconasmodeodesinan: A pronghorn has the scare of its life as its worst enemy makes a dash for him.
Miracinonyx is often times called the "American cheetah" but was actually more closely related to the cougar (aka puma, aka mountain lion, aka a hundred other names); its similarity to the cheetah is due to a similar lifestyle, chasing middle-sized prey in open plains.
It is believed that the modern pronghorn (fastest land mammal in the New World) developed its speed because it had to coexist with this predator.
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TarbosaurusBatar Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Pronghorn:  No fair, he's being a cheetah! duh dum, tst. 
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stark002 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
cool, have you ever seen the documentary Prehistoric America?
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SpermWhale165 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Student
China when there are pronghorn ah. .
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Paraceratherium Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Now only if the American government allowed a modern African cheetah to be used to hunt pronghorn. Would be great to see the pronghorn's response and film the sequence.
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner May 2, 2013   General Artist
The pronghorn would probably not be too happy...

There's no way in the world that will happen here; pronghorn are endangered in my country.
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Meerkatmatt2 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Rewilding project perhaps?
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Snakeman2013 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's awesome to know that this lived in America, as a American
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Aloodonguy67 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student Artist
Pronghorness!!!!
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Komodozilla Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
I CAN HAZ PRONGHORN NAO?:3
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tigerbreath13 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
More American Cheetah art
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