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Please choose an animal from the list below:

Family Procaviidae

Rock Hyraxes

Rock Hyrax

Tree Hyraxes

Southern Tree Hyrax
Beecroft's Tree Hyrax
Mountain Forest Tree Hyrax

Bush Hyraxes

Ahaggar Hyrax
Yellow-Spotted Hyrax

Order Hyracoidea

These small mammals are all found in South Africa and appear to be large rodents. However, they are ungulates (hoofed mammals) and are closely related to the elephants. They are unique among the animal kingdom and have an anatomy similar to that of the elephant, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, horse, and tapir. A unique dentition is why they are placed in an order to themselves. There is one family, 3 genera, and 6 spp.

Procaviidae (hyraxes) 6 spp