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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, Christian Langhans
Verbreitungsgebiet: Mendesantilope
Verbreitungsgebiet: Mendesantilope
Wissenschaftl. Name Addax nasomaculatus
Ordnung Artiodactyla
Familie Bovidae
Größe Kopf-Rumpf bis 130 cm
Gewicht ♂ bis 125 kg, ♀ bis 100 kg
Fortpflanzung Tragzeit 8,5 Monate, 1 Jungtier
Verbreitung North Africa
Lebensraum semi-desert, deserts
Nahrung Foliage, Herbs, Grasses
Bestand highly endangered