Rock Hyrax, Dassie

The Rock Hyrax or Dassie as it is commonly known lives mainly in the mountainous areas ranging from the Cape all the way to Cairo.

Dassies bask in the sun in the mornings, moving off to feed on leaves, flowers, fruit and in some instances even bark.

The female gives birth to one to three young each season and the young are well developed at birth and are soon able to move around. We saw them on Table Mountain in Cape Town.

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