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Rock  or  Dassie  Hyrax

(Procavia johnstoni)

     This woodchuck-sized creature is reputed to be the closest living relative of the elephants. I agree—that's hard to believe! This fairly tame one lives under the hotel; most live in colonies of 60 to 100 in kopjies, the big rock piles that dot the landscape.

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