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Addax

Addax nasomaculatus

Family

Bovidae, the cow and gazelle family

Conservation Status

Endangered, IUCN

Distribution

Isolated patches in the Sahara desert.

Habitat

The sandy and stony regions of the Sahara Desert, particularly dune regions. They have adapted to life in hyper arid areas.

Factoid

To protect themselves from strong winds and the glaring sun during the day, addax dig ‘beds’ into the sand with their forefeet in which they rest, often in the shade of boulders or bushes.

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