Animals Mammals

Animals Mammals

Addax


SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Addax nasomaculatus
PROFILE:

The addax is a desert antelope with a coat that turns white in the summer to deflect the scorching sun. Addaxes can go their entire lives without drinking water, and get liquids via their diet of grasses and leaves.

TYPE OF ANIMAL:
Mammal, Artiodactyla (even-toed ungulate)
NATIVE TO:
Africa-Saharan Desert
CONSERVATION STATUS:
At Serious Risk
DIET:
Herbivore
LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Up to 25 years
SOCIAL STATUS:
Groups of five to 30 individuals, led by an older male.
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