I have been to Al Ain Wildlife Park and Resort last April 2010. Actually it was a spur of the moment decision to visit Al Ain Zoo right after taking some pictures of the biggest mosque at Al Humairah Community. If you wish to read my previous posts about Al Ain Wildlife Park and Resort or if you'd like to have a look at my photos, please click here.
It wasn't one o'clock in the afternoon but the scorching heat of the sun made the mercury climb up to 40 degrees Celsius. I was a bit tired of walking and I wanted to take a rest for few minutes before heading to the Birds House when I saw this herd of Addax, resting at the shady nook under the trees. Seeing them for the first time was an enthralling experience for me. I have seen quite few types of antelopes but this herd of addax really amazed me. Those screwhorns antelopes were simply unique and magnificent. Addax is from the family of bovidae and thriving in several isolated regions of Sahara Desert. They are classified as critically endangered species by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). We're lucky to have some here in Al Ain City ;).
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Word of the day: arba'een is the Arabic word for forty (I'm running out of Arabic words to share hahaha!). Salaam!