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Rock Hyrax sp. nr Lobo Lodge Serengeti NP sn1

Observed: 10th February 2002 By: Shadow30Shadow30’s reputation in MammalsShadow30’s reputation in MammalsShadow30’s reputation in Mammals
Rock Hyrax sp. nr Lobo Lodge Serengeti NP sn1
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ab24636's picture

rock hyrax

I think you are right,saw a lot in Kenya years ago we thought they looked a bit like square bunnies!They looked like your picture and were prolific.Ann B

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Rock Hyrax

On further research, it seems that on range this is more likely to beHeterohyrax brucei Yellow-spotted Rock Hyrax.
Does anyone feel that it is possible to confirm this from the photo please?

John

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Hyrax

If you visit the iSpot observation

http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/18986

you'll see an excellent photograph of a yellow-spotted rock hyrax. The distinguishing features are, you guessed it, two large yellow spots above the eyes. These are very obvious, and missing from this animal. Therefore, this is a common rock hyrax (Procavia capensis). If you want to correct the identification by adding the scientific name, for completeness sake, I'll agree to it.

Graham Banwell

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Hyrax

OK Graham. Many thanks.

John