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Your morning adorable: Pronghorn fawns at the Queens Zoo

July 20, 2009 | 11:47 am


Visitors to New York's Queens Zoo had their first opportunity to see these pronghorn fawns last Thursday, when the siblings made their public debut at the zoo's Great Plains exhibit.

The fawns -- a male named J.R. and a female named Mags -- are already fast runners, but as adults they'll be able to run at close to 60 miles per hour. (Of the world's land mammals, only the cheetah can reach higher speeds at a sprint.) Pronghorns are native to the grasslands of central and western North America. 

To see more of these fawns, check out the video footage of them at the Queens Zoo's website.

Your morning adorable: Peninsular pronghorn twins at the L.A. Zoo

-- Lindsay Barnett

Photo: Julie Larsen Maher / Associated Press

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