rock hyrax


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rock hyrax

n.
A hyrax (Procavia capensis) of rocky areas of Africa and southwest Asia, having short ears and a short tail. Also called rock rabbit.
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Noun1.rock hyrax - hyrax that lives in rocky areas
cony, das, dassie, hyrax, coney - any of several small ungulate mammals of Africa and Asia with rodent-like incisors and feet with hooflike toes
genus Procavia, Procavia - type genus of the Procaviidae
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Visitors at Chester Zoo have been buzzing with delight following the arrival of these cute rock hyrax pups.
A TINY trio of rock hyrax pups have been born at Chester Zoo - weighing no more than a banana.
A tiny trio of rock hyrax pups have been welcomed at Chester Zoo.
A tiny trio of rock hyrax pups have been born at Chester Zoo - each weighing no more than a banana.
Small mammals also free-roam around the conservation, including the Arabian Hare, Lesser Jerboa (a desert rodent), an Ethiopian hedgehog and a rock hyrax.
The most important prey species are the Arabian Gazelle, Nubian Ibex, Cape Hare, Rock Hyrax, Indian Crested Porcupine, Desert Hedgehog and several bird species.
Like most younger African hunters, Nicky started with the small stuff: dassie (also called rock hyrax, similar in appearance and behavior to a North American rock chuck), Cape hare (a rabbit somewhere between a cottontail and jackrabbit in size), jackal (a canine predator with an appearance and size somewhere between a fox and coyote), steinbok (one of the Tiny Ten antelope, tipping the scales around 20 pounds), and, at the top of the heap, the "elephant" of the Little Five: the common springbok.
Additionally, the Rock Hyrax (Procavia capensis), released during the 1990s, has maintained a small population up until today around an artificial water source on Jebel Hafit, Al Ain--Abu Dhabi Emirate (Drew C.
The survey results in the region indicated the presence of different types of wild animals that act as vital for the existence of the Arabian Leopard in the area for being one of its basic prey, such as the Arabian gazelle, Nubian Ibex, the Fox, Rock Hyrax, Arab Partridge, Sand Partridge, Porcupines and others.
Strange white stains down the side of the rocks reveal a family of rock hyrax tucked into a crevice, while a slithering track leads you to a young rock python creeping along an outcropping toward .lie hyrax.
Ramallah: A small mammal at risk of extinction might seem an unusual source of stress for humans, but an influx of rock hyrax on Palestinian farms near the Israeli segregation wall is creating an added burden for famers in the area.
The Rock Hyrax, or dassie, capensis), is a minor game species of sub-Saharan Africa, and their colonies are often given away by urine stains and droppings in specific places, and the crystallised urine, called "hyracium" is used as a folk medicine in southern Africa.