Addax

Spends most of its life without drinking water, deriving enough moisture from its food and dew on plants

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Addaxes are also known as white antelopes and inhabit the unforgiving land of the Sahara desert. Their light color helps them in deflecting the extreme heat of the sun. Moreover, they can change their body temperature daily, reducing the need for evaporative cooling, thus conserving water.

Addax is as close to extinction as possible and is classified as Critically endangered. The primary threat to its population and survival is unsustainable hunting practices for its horns, hide, and meat, along with habitat disruption. All of these issues need to be addressed immediately, or this magnificent animal might face a gruesome future, leading to extinction.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Algeria
CR
Reintroduction ongoing
Chad
2016
Egypt
Official estimate
EX
Extinct 1900
Israel
Official estimate
EX
Extinct 1900, reintroduced
Libya
Official estimate
EX
Extinct 2011, reintroduced
Mauritania
2016
Possibly Extinct
Morocco
CR
Reintroduction ongoing
Niger
2016
Sudan
Official estimate
EX
Extinct locally
Tunisia
CR
Reintroduction ongoing

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No