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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 16 December 2018

Endangered animals of the UAE — in pictures

The recent sighting of a Rueppell's fox and crested porcupine place the spotlight on the country's most at-risk creatures

From the top of mountains to the depths of the sea, the UAE is home to hundreds of animals.

Many of these animals are at risk of extinction but recently a rodent, thought to be extinct, and a fox, last sighted in Abu Dhabi 13 years ago, were snapped in the capital's deserts.

The photos, taken by camera traps deployed by the Environment Agency — Abu Dhabi, have brought hope that other endangered or elusive animals could also be living across the country.

Here are some of the most endangered or vulnerable animals living in the UAE.

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