Photo category:
Sandy desert
Vertebrates specimen collection
Natural History Museum of Crete exhibition

  • Photo taken by:
    Trikali, M.
  • Photo taken date:
    March 2013
Even-toed ungulates
Desert ecosystem
Sandy desert diorama

Photo of Addax, Addax nasomaculatus, which has been successfully adapted to the desert environment, has disappeared in most areas of North Africa. It is mainly nocturnal. It is a herbivorous species, covering great distances and using its acute sense of smell in its search for food. In the photo you can discern its characteristic wide hooves which enable it to walk on sandy surfaces.