North American meadows are home to pronghorn antelope. Grazing, they avoid predators. North American pronghorns are second-fastest in the world to cheetahs.

Bighorn Sheep

North America also has Bighorn Sheep. Rocky Mountain sheep. Large horns help them fend off predators. During mating season, bighorn rams bang their horns together.

Mountain lion

Mountain lions are big cats. Cougars and pumas. Cougars can kill a full-grown deer at 136-275 pounds. Rocky Mountains, Southwest, and Mexico have mountain lions.

Gray wolves

Wolves are North America's largest canid. Endangered Species Act protects wolves. Therefore, capture and removal from the wild are regulated.


North American grouse abound. As chickens. Grouse suffer from hunting and habitat loss. In fields, bushes, and forests. Grasshoppers eat seeds, insects, & fruit.

Nine-banded Armadillos 

Armoured North American nine-banded armadillos. Armadillos live in the southern U.S. Their name stems from their nine armour bands. Armadillos roll to protect their belly.


Coyotes resemble wolves. North, Central, and South America. Shy people avoid them. When threatened, they're dangerous.


Groundhogs are common in North America. They dwell underground. The North American groundhog is shy. They're not normally hostile, though.


North American chipmunks. Colony rats. Pointed ears, grey or brown. Chipmunks eat several things. Chimpanzees play often.

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