Thursday, February 14, 2019

First Peninsular Pronghorn Antelope Pups Born on Baja California South

First Peninsular Pronghorn Antelope Pups Born at Baja California South station

Peninsula Pronghorn Antelope - Baja Safari

The preservation of the species have allowed that today there are 500 specimens in the area destined for its conservation in Baja California South and Baja California in Mexico. After 248 days of gestation, the first 16 pronghorn calves were born in Llano de Berrendo stations, on the Baja California peninsula and in Ejido Benito Juárez and Estación La Choya, Baja California South. The National Commission of Protected Natural Areas (Conanp) implements the Recovery Program of the Peninsular Berrendo (PRBP) to achieve the reproduction of this species that lives on the peninsula of Baja California. 

The Peninsular Barrendo program began in 1998 when the authorities took 47 pronghorn specimens to begin recovering the species. Today there are more than 500 specimens in the area reserved for reproduction. The peninsular pronghorn is a sub-species in danger of extinction (NOM / 059 / SEMARNAT) and is classified as a priority species in conservation measures. The times of drought, predation, illegal hunting and competition for food with livestock make this species vulnerable. Researchers of the Conanp hope that by April all the offspring that are still in gestation will be born. 

Information provided to Baja Safari by the Peninsular Berrendo Project.