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Addax nasomaculatus

Weight: 135 kg.

Habitat: Sandy and stony regions of the Sahara Desert, particularly dune regions. It can survive in waterless areas.

Age to maturity: Females: 18months; Males: less than three years.

Gestation Period: 257-264 days.

Birth season: September to January (autumn to winter).

Birth rate: 1/year.

Maximum Age: At least 25 years.

Diet: Prefers to graze on coarse desert grasses. When grasses are absent it browses acacia species and leguminous herbs.

Threats: Motorized hunting with modern weapons by indigenous people for meat and leather. The expansion of pastoral agriculture has also been a factor.
























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