Rock Dassie…(10)

Now known as Rock Hyrax (Procavia capensis)

I’ve always known these mammals can climb trees, but did not expect to be so close…

The Rock Hyrax is the African elephant’s closest living relative, in spite of the size difference. This close evolutionary relationship is deduced from similarities in the structure of the feet and teeth.

The Rock Hyrax feed on vegetation matter. It is a mixed feeder, but prefers grass when available during rainy seasons. However, during dry periods, it will consume any plant material available, and here’s the proof….

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30 thoughts on “Rock Dassie…(10)

  1. You have such an interesting life! I smile about you being in a tree and your wife coming to save you! (this one kinda scares me though..he looks like he would bite the dickens out of you.)

  2. Brilliant pictures! Aww, I can feel the warmth and hear the sounds of nature just looking at these images 🙂

    What cool little guy!


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