Scientific Name: Addax nasomaculatus
Common Name: Addax antelope
Description: both sexes have horns, mat of brown
hair on forehead, rest of body grayish-white
Difference in Sex:
Weight : 60 to 125 kg
Habitat: desert, semi-desert
Main feeding time:
Size: height: 95 to 115 cm; head and body length
150 to 170 cm
Gestation: 257 to 264 days
Number of young at birth:
Age: up to 20 years
Diet: desert succulents, grasses and herbs, leaves
of small bushes
Interesting facts: Addax possess broad, flat hooves
with flat soles that help prevent them from sinking into the desert sand.
These desert antelopes' coat color changes from dark
grayish-brown in winter to white in the summer.
Addax will dig depressions in the sand in which to rest.
These are often located partly underneath boulders that give shade and
protection from the wind and sun. They rarely drink since they are able
to get most of the water they need from the plants they eat.