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Tree Hyrax

Dendrohyrax arboreus


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


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.


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


Davidbygott 7 years ago

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

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Fyn Kynd 7 years ago

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jeslowery 7 years ago


misako 7 years ago


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Isiolo, Kenya

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

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