Rock Hyrax


The Rock Hyrax (Procavia capensis) is a medium-sized terrestrial mammal native to Africa and the Middle East. The Rock Hyrax is found at elevations up to 4,200 meters in habitats with rock crevices allowing it to escape from predators. Hyraxes typically live in groups of 10–80 animals and forage as a group. It has been reported to use sentries to warn of the approach of predators. Having incomplete thermoregulation, it is most active in the morning and evening, although its activity pattern varies substantially with season and climate.


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