17 Oct 2014, on the cape of south Africa
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old observation from Namibia 2013.
These silly animals were everywhere along the cliffs at Hermanus, and it was obvious that they live very carefree lives. They seemed to spend most of the day sunbathing on the open rocks, and the remaining time grazing in the bushes. They would often be in fairly large groups, and as you approached would scamper ahead on the trail.
This guy looked pretty content sitting on his rock.
Hyraxes (from the Greek ὕραξ "shrewmouse") are small, thickset, herbivorous mammals in the order Hyracoidea. Hyraxes are well-furred, rotund animals with short tails. Typically, they measure between 30 and 70 cm long and weigh between 2 and 5 kg. They are often mistaken for rodents, but are more closely related to elephants. Four species are recognised; the rock hyrax (Procavia capensis), the yellow-spotted rock hyrax (Heterohyrax brucei), the western tree hyrax (Dendrohyrax dorsalis) and the southern tree hyrax...