Addax

Addax

Scientific name
Addax nasomaculatus
Order
mammals
Family
Social Structure
Activity
Food
Dangers
תוכנית שימור בגן
conservasion status
CR
Extinct
EX
Extinct in the Wild
EW
Critically endangered
CR
Endangered
EN
Vulnerable
VU
Near Threatened
NT
least Concern
LC
Deficient Data
DD
In the Bible

the addax (or Pyrag) is mentioned in the Bible as one of the clean animals which are permissible to eat. "These are the beasts which ye may eat: the ox, the sheep, and the goat, the hart, and the gazelle, and the roebuck, and the wild goat, and the pygarg, and the antelope, and the mountain-sheep." Deuteronomy 14:4-5

Weight
KG
125
-
60
Life Expectancy
years
Interesting To Know
  • The addax is part of the bovine family, and is related to the oryx. They live in harsh climates and feed on grass and shrub leaves. They do not need to drink because they get their liquids from the food they eat. The life expectancy of an addax can reach 25 years. The addax is mentioned in the Torah as a pure animal, and is one of the seven mammal species that, according to Judaism, may be eaten. In the past, shofars were made out of addax horns, especially by Yemenite Jews.
Endangered status
cr
Worldwide
DD
Israel
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