This month Becky’s Squares are focusing on odd things – you can interpret this any way you want so I am going to take you all to the zoo this month. San Diego Zoo to be precise and the photos featured will be either odd looking animals, animals with odd names, odd facts or slightly odd photos. I hope you’ll enjoy my selection.
The pronghorn is native to North America. It has no close relative on this—or any other—continent. The horns of the pronghorn help make it unique: they are a cross between horns and antlers, with qualities of both. True antlers are made of bone and shed each year; true horns are made of compressed keratin that grows from a bony core and are never shed. The horns adorning the pronghorn are neither true horns nor true antlers. Instead, the sheath is made of keratin but the horns shed yearly. Pronghorn are the only animals in the world that have forked horns that shed each year!
We are entering into the last week of the ODD SQUARES month so please join in with Becky and the Square gang; the only rule is that the main photo MUST be a square – that is four equal sides! You have been warned 😉
16 thoughts on “We’re goin’ to the zoo, zoo, zoo”
I kinda like this one! Happy Monday, Jude!
I thought you might. 😊 Still blowing a hooley here, but at least the rain has stopped.
That sounds special, rather than especially odd! I’m learning a lot this month, Jude.
Unusual? Uncommon? Strange? Out of the ordinary? All synonyms for odd 🤔
Never even heard of these – fascinating
I have only seen these on nature programmes on TV, but I like their unusual horns.
Best wishes, Pete. x
When I took photos of these animals I had no idea how fascinating they are.
lethal weapon and/or ‘handy’ device for a good scratch.
As Michael Caine is so often quoted as saying, “Not many people know that”!
devilish horns for such a beautiful animal
Interesting that it has no cousins.
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