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Pronghorn antelope sighted in Death Valley NP after century's absence, puzzling scientists

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — More than a century after railroads, ranchers and hunters vanquished their ancestors, pronghorn antelope are returning to this unforgiving expanse of desert along the California-Nevada border.

A photo of a lone male and a harem of five does shared on Death Valley's Facebook page in late April was only the latest indication that the American pronghorn, North America's land speed champion, may be extending its migratory range into the Mojave Desert once again from cooler seas of sage nearly 100 miles to the north and east.

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