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Rock hyrax

Procavia capensis

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Cliffs on top of Table Mountain

Notes:

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
Hema 7 years ago

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

AdamBT
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AdamBT

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

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

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