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- n. See hyrax.
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- n. A small, herbivorous mammal in the order Hyracoidea. The rock hyrax.
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- n. any of several small ungulate mammals of Africa and Asia with rodent-like incisors and feet with hooflike toes
We see heart-shaped leopard paw prints, dark beads round as pearls, the scat of a kudu, and the dried carcass of a rock dassie.
There are also is an isolated population of the Cape dassie Procavia capensis, also tree hyrax Dendrohyrax dorsalis; and bush pig Potamochoerus porcus, warthog Phacochoerus aethiopicus, bushbuck Tragelaphus scriptus, Maxwell's duiker Cephalophus maxwelli and black duiker C. niger, bay duiker C. dorsalis and forest buffalo Syncerus caffer nanus.
It is difficult to imagine that the closest living relatives of the modern elephant are the hyrax rock dassie, about the size of a guinea pig, the dugong, the manatee, and the golden mole of the Namib Desert.
Horseshoe hunter-gatherers hyenas hyrax rock dassie
Two species of shrews and various rat, mouse and dassie species are found.
Yay hyraxes, or the dassie, as it's known at the Cape.
June 22, 2009 at 9:19 am looks like its a wombat – or a dassie or a marmotte or a prairy dog – very patient kitteh I’d say!