This incredible video contains footage of an epic Wyoming pronghorn migration and documents their biannual journey of nearly 150 miles each way.
Approximately 48,000 pronghorn migrate between the Upper Green River Basin near Pinedale, Wyoming and Grand Teton National Park. Very similar to the yearly mule deer migration that researchers have been studying lately, this Wyoming pronghorn migration is another epic journey that conservationists have been working hard to protect.
When migrating between their summer and winter ranges, these pronghorn must cross four major rivers, numerous fences, and several potentially dangerous highways, including the critical bottleneck at Trapper’s Point where their migration route crosses Highway 191.
Check out the video to see some amazing footage of this incredible Wyoming pronghorn migration and to learn what is being done to preserve their migration route.
I was pleased to see how local residents, government agencies, and conservation groups were able to cooperate and take steps to protect this epic Wyoming pronghorn migration by doing things such as constructing over and underpasses for the pronghorn to safely cross highways.
That really seems like a “win-win” situation to me: pronghorn, mule deer, and elk get to safely cross the highways, while motorists don’t have to worry nearly as much about hitting one with their car.
Hopefully, we will continue to see cooperation like this in the future as these same entities work to preserve this incredible pronghorn migration route.
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