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Yellow-spotted Rock Hyrax

Heterohyrax brucei

Description:

The Yellow-spotted Rock Hyrax or Bush Hyrax (Heterohyrax brucei) is a species of mammal in the Procaviidae family. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Southern Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Northern South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Unlike the Rock Hyrax, it is not found outside of Africa.[3] Its natural habitats are dry savanna and rocky areas.[2] It is currently the only species in the genus Heterohyrax. However, there are 25 distinct subspecies.[1] It feeds on small grasses, herbage, leaves, fruit, insects, lizards, and birds' eggs.[

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4 Comments

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

too cute for words!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

With Baby!

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 9 years ago

No problem! Glad to help ;)

July Llanes
July Llanes 9 years ago

Thanks for ID!

July Llanes
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Arusha, Tanzania

Spotted on Jul 17, 2008
Submitted on Dec 15, 2011

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