from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An antelope (Addax nasomaculatus) of northern Africa having long, spirally twisted horns.
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- n. One of the largest African antelopes (Hippotragus, ∨ Oryx, nasomaculatus). It is now believed to be the Strepsiceros (twisted horn) of the ancients. By some it is thought to be the pygarg of the Bible.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the largest African antelopes (Hippotragusnasomaculatus or Oryx nasomaculatus).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The native name of a species of African antelope, a ruminant, hoofed, artiodactyl quadruped, of the subfamily Antilopinæ, family Bovidæ; the Antilope addax of Lichtenstein, Oryx addax of some, Oryx nasomaculatus of others, now Addax nasomaculatus: the word addax thus becoming technically a generic name, after having been a technical specific term, as well as originally a vernacular appellation.
- n. A genus of antelopes of the subfamily Oryginæ, of which the addax
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large antelope with lightly spiraled horns of desert regions of northern Africa
As a result, Texas now has more than a quarter million exotic animals, mostly from Africa and Asia, of which three—the scimitar-horned oryx, the addax, and the Dama gazelle—have been brought back from the brink of extinction.
However, addax were rare and reliable survey techniques were needed, as was also a wildlife census including the participation of local people.
One-sixth of the reserve is a sanctuary for addax.
The Twareg traditionally hunted gazelle, aoudad, addax and occasionally ostrich, using snare traps and dog packs, but as wildlife has declined so has hunting.
Internationally important populations of five species of threatened fauna survive: dorcas and dama gazelle, addax, aoudad, and ostrich.
However, some are still at serious risk: addax are rare and the ostrich may be almost extinct locally due to poaching for the wild animal trade.
The legislation defined 16% of the center of the reserve as a sanctuary to protect the small population of addax from tourist and other disturbance.
Tourists also frequently chased addax and gazelles until they died of heat exhaustion.
The addax (Addax nasomaculatus, CR), and scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah, EN) were also once found in this ecoregion but are now thought to be extinct in the wild.
The globally threatened dama gazelle (Gazella dama), addax (Addax nasomaculatus), and cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) may have previously occurred here, but they are no longer found.