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Addax are amazing animals. They live in the Sahara desert in Africa, where there is almost no water or food, but somehow they are able to survive. They get moisture from the plants they eat, and they drink the little dew droplets on leaves. Their stomachs have a special lining to store water. They avoid the heat of the day by huddling together in shady spots, and by mainly grazing at night. 

Addaz have long, beautiful screwhorn antlers, and a big white X-shape on their dark brown face. Strangely, they are quite slow runners, so they are easy prey for humans, Lions, Cheetahs and African Hunting Dogs. 

Luckily Taronga Western Plains Zoo is a very safe place without any of these predators so the Addax herd and the new calf can grow and graze in peace.

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