There Are Just Three Saharan Addax Left In The Wild


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These are possibly the final individuals surviving in the wild of a species that once roamed the Sahara. Thomas Rabeil/Sahara Conservation Fund

There are perhaps just three remaining Saharan Addax surviving in the wild. The strikingly beautiful antelope that once roamed wide tracts of North Africa, from Algeria to Sudan, has been so heavily persecuted it may soon exist only in captivity, unless urgent action is rapidly taken. Researchers who undertook an extensive survey in March are calling for heavy protection to be deployed to guard the last remaining population, coupled with the potential reintroduction of Addax from captive stock.