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Heard calling in a clump of vegetation in a tree ~10 ft away at night. Very, very loud, but still could not quite spot it (this species has basically no eyeshine visible in the spotlight)!!
Also known as the Bush Hyrax. Seen in the Kiserian Gorge, close to the bridge leading to Kitengela Glass.
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...