Rock hyrax

Rock hyrax

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Caption: Rock hyrax (Procavia capensis). This herbivore feeds on grasses, herbs and shrubs. It is sociable, living in large colonies which inhabit rock crevices and caves in cliffs. The hyrax is a ruminant, its closest living relatives being the elephants. Also called the Cape or big-toothed hyrax, it is found throughout southern Africa and in Arabia and the Middle East. Photographed in the Augrabies Falls National Park, South Africa.

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Keywords: animal, arabian, augrabies falls national park, cape, colonial, diurnal, head, herbivore, herbivorous, large-toothed, mammal, middle eastern, nature, procavia capensis, rock hyrax, ruminant, social, southern african, wildlife, zoology

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