In the Serengeti you can always seem to find Hyrax around rocky outcroppings. They seem like rodents but are actually related to Elephants.

They can climb anything and the grippy pads on their feet allow them to scale nearly vertical branches.

Here is a closer look at those phenomenal feet.

You can also find them at most visitor centers. This one takes an afternoon rest cradled in a cozy rain gutter.

3 responses

  1. adrianduque89

    Nice shots!

    March 12, 2012 at 9:48 am

  2. Siobhan Ruck

    I thought hyrax was an Oreo-like cookie. I see I was misinformed.

    March 12, 2012 at 11:29 am

  3. They are cute. I actually like Rodentia and my favourite is the Capybara. Interesting they are related to elephants.

    March 16, 2012 at 3:33 am

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