PETER CHADWICK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY PETER CHADWICK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Rock hyraxes (Procavia capensis) on a rock. This animal is found throughout southern Africa, Arabia and the Middle East. It feeds on grasses, herbs and shrubs and lives in large colonies. The hyrax is a ruminant and is thought to be one of the closest living relatives to the elephant. Photographed at De Hoop Nature Reserve, South Africa.
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