How are antlers different from horns and pronghorns?

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How are antlers different from horns and pronghorns?, by kenpaglia

ANTLERS VS. HORNS Q: How are antlers different from horns and pronghorns in ungulate species like deer, elk and bighorn sheep? A: California is home to ungulate species that have antlers, horns and pronghorns. Deer and elk have antlers, which are made of bone and grow from pedicels, bony supporting structures that develop in the … Continue reading How are antlers different from horns and pronghorns?
 

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    Pronghorn are the only horned animal in the world that sheds it's horns every year. The horn is a keratinous sheath that grows around boney protrusions from the skull.
    By contrast, antlers are solid bone that are shed in their entirety and regrown every year.
     

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