Addax (Addax nasomaculatus) - CRITICALLY ENDANGERED
… lives in the Sahara desert of Africa. The Addax stands about 1 metre (3.3 ft) at the shoulder and its weight varies from 60 to 120 kilograms (130 to 260 lb). It is closely related to the oryx, but differs from other antelopes by having large square teeth like cattle and lacking the typical facial glands. Although extremely rare in its native habitat due to unregulated hunting, it is quite common in captivity. They are sometimes hunted as trophies on ranches in the United States.
These animals are mainly nocturnal, particularly in summers. In the day they dig into the sand in shady locations and rest in these depressions, which also protect them from sandstorms. Addax herds contain both males and females and have from two to twenty animals, though they had more in previous times. They will generally stay in one place and only wander widely in search of food. Addax have a strong social structure, probably based on age, and herds are led by the oldest male or female…
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