Great question! Take a look at how the antelopes lay down. Some with legs stretched out, sometimes with legs tucked in. Pronghorn Antelopes have a similar anatomy to deer.
Now you would think such an animal as the Pronghorn Antelope would be graceful and smooth. For land speed, it is the trophy winner in North America, and it's no slouch in the migration category either, covering vast miles and miles. But nobody's perfect. To get to its feet, it is about as graceful as your granny falling out of a chair. The antelope first puts weight on the front legs:
Then it moves the bum into the air.
Still moving the bum up first...
Pronghorns do a lot of communicating with their bums. It is a little like you or I texting. If you did it with your arse.
And then finally, up on all fours. I hope that answers your question. Thanks for asking!
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