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Addax Antelope

(engl: Addax Antelope)

Survival in the desert

These desert inhabitants live in herds of up to 20 animals and are constantly searching for pastures. Since they don’t sweat much and their urine is extremely concentrated, they don’t lose much water. Addax Antelopes are able to meet their fluid needs through plant consumption and dew alone.

Threatened with extinction

The Addax Antelope is critically endangered due to hunting and habitat loss. There are currently only about 500 animals left in the wild. With successful breeding programs in zoos, this species can begin to be reintroduced into the wild.

Mendesantilope, Foto: Tom Burger
Mendesantilope, Foto: Tom Burger
Verbreitungsgebiet: Mendesantilope
Verbreitungsgebiet: Mendesantilope
Scientific Surname Addax nasomaculatus
Order Artiodactyla
Family Bovidae
Size head-till-tunk till 130 cm
Weight male: 125 kg, female: 100 kg
Reproduction gestation period 8,5 month, 1 subadult
Distribution North Africa
Habitat semi-desert, deserts
Food Foliage, Herbs, Grasses
Livestock highly endangered