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Rock hyrax

Procavia capensis


Small herbivorous mammal. The second pic shows the rock hyrax, known in South Africa as dassies, perched on a ledge high above the Table Mountain cable car.


Cliffs on top of Table Mountain


The only living species in the genus Procavia, more closely related to elephants than they are to rodents.

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1 Comment

Hema 7 years ago

I find the fact that it is related to an elephant,interesting.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Oct 14, 2013
Submitted on Oct 22, 2013

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