Dec 132014
 

Penguin here.

You may have read our earlier post on hyraxes. The rock hyrax roams through Africa and the Middle East, living in rocky areas to more easily escape predators. They normally remain in groups of 10-80 individuals, where there is typically one dominant male, 3 to 15 related adult females and many offspring. You can read about all this and more on Wikipedia’s Rock Hyrax article.

Found here: m4m2012

Rock Hyrax Family

Rock Hyrax Family

Jul 262011
 

Penguin here.

I’ll admit that I never heard of a hyrax until today. I was looking up some African animals to try to post something a little different when I stumbled upon these cuties. So, what do you think? Isn’t a hyrax so cute and fuzzy? Aren’t they also really goofy?
An interesting tidbit here: if you read the Wikipedia article under the section “Evolution”, you’ll see that hyraxes are believed to be closely related to elephants as they both descended from a relatively close common ancestor: the giant hyracoids. In fact, hyraxes and elephants share several common traits, such as good memory and sensitive hearing. You should definitely check it out!

Adorable Hyrax

Does somebody have a mini towel for this guy?

Found here: Hyrax-Wikipedia