After reaching the top of Table Mountain, I started heading in the direction of the tourist shop in order to find some much needed drinking water. I saw some people looking over the wall to the left, and I looked over. Just as I was hoping, there was a hyrax. I actually saw a few in that area.
Observed in an are of rocky kopjes along with Bush Hyrax in Ol Doinyo Lemboro Ranch, N-Central Laikipia.
Date is approximate; observed in rocky, vegetated kopjes just South of Ewaso Narok River on Ol Doinyo Lemboro Ranch, N-Central Laikipia.
Date is approximate. Observed in early August, sleeping in a tree in the afternoon while taking a walk in the riverine forest on the lodge grounds - a common sighting here. Sadly, I didn't think to take a picture of it, unfortunate considering these guys aren't photographed very often at all.
very common all along the path (some radio tagged)
very common in & around the field school
Several seen on rock ledges. Easily spooked.
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...