As you all know UAE is a country that is mainly composed of mighty sand dunes and vast expansive deserts that many people think is inhospitable but, some of the creatures have adapted themselves to live in these harsh environments. Read on to know about some of these magnificent creatures that you could see during your stay at Abu Dhabi.
The Arabian Oryx is the national animal of UAE and it is an antelope of a medium size which has a distinctive bump on its shoulder; it has long horns and a tufted tail. The Oryx is an endangered animal and it is estimated that there are only over a 1000 Oryx left in the wild. But if you are lucky you can see some of them during your vacation at one of the luxury Abu Dhabi hotels in the desert or when you visit the Sir Bani Yas Island for a stay at Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villas.
Arabian leopards are one of the smallest and most critically endangered leopard species that live around the globe. These magnificent creatures are very difficult to spot as they follow a solitary lifestyle and despite many conservation efforts, their population is continuously declining due to food scarcity and hunting. These creatures are native to the Arabian Peninsula and if you are lucky you can spot them during a desert safari.
Don’t be fooled by its innocent and intriguing looks! Caracals are fearsome predators that dominate the Arabian Desert. They use their speed and agility and can hunt preys up to three times their size and have an incredible leaping ability through which it can leap up to three meters in the air to catch flying birds.
Often tamed as pets, Fennec foxes are one of the cutest creatures of the desert. The fennec foxes are the smallest species of candid and are omnivores that feed on small rodents, insects and other small desert creatures. Fennec foxes have a distinctive and highly adapted set of ears and they are used to dissipate heat and for hearing the faintest sounds. Fennec foxes can be spotted in the African and the Arabian deserts and are more likely to be seen during desert safaris.
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