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The rock hyrax or 'dassie' is a small rodent-like mammal but are actually most closely related to elephants. These animals make long-established colonies in rocky areas and are known to have several homes within their territories which they move between if disturbed or in order to be closer to water sources. Their digestive systems are very efficient and they are able to collect all the food they need for a day in a few hours, feeding exclusively on leaves. They can often be found sun-bathing in order to help regulate their body temperature.