TONY CAMACHO / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY TONY CAMACHO / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
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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