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Tree Hyrax

Dendrohyrax arboreus

Description:

The tree hyraxes or tree dassies are mammals in the family Procaviidae (the only living family within the order Hyracoidea).

Habitat:

This is the Eastern tree hyrax (Dendrohyrax arboreus), I found in East Africa. It is a small nocturnal mammal that is distantly related to elephants and sea cows.

Notes:

They have 4-toed front feet and 3-toed back feet with rounded nails, and rubbery soles that help them climb.

4 Comments

Davidbygott
Davidbygott 6 years ago

This is surely a Bush Hyrax - Tree Hyraxes have thicker fur and more white markings.

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 6 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

jeslowery
jeslowery 6 years ago

Cute!

misako
misako 6 years ago

cute!

SubhamoyDas
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SubhamoyDas

Isiolo, Kenya

Spotted on Feb 17, 2015
Submitted on Feb 17, 2015

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