Pronghorn antelopes coming back to Southern Arizona - Tucson News Now

Pronghorn antelopes coming back to Southern Arizona

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Arizona Game and Fish officials are setting loose 40 pronghorn antelope today, southeast of Tucson, thanks to a federal grant and a trade New Mexico.

The release will take place in the San Rafael Valley and around Elgin, where pronghorn in the area are in danger of dying out due to drought and habitat loss. 

A grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has paid for grassland improvements, as well as new fencing. 

The pronghorns being released were captured in New Mexico and are being traded for Gould's turkeys from Arizona.

Tune in to KOLD News 13 at noon, for an exclusive peek at the animals release. 

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