One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An African hyrax (mammal) that lives on rocky outcrops and cliffs and feeds mainly on grass.Also called dassie
- ‘The only animal you are likely to see in the upper alpine zones is the rock hyrax.’
- ‘For example, most grazing and mixed feeding ungulates have hypsodont teeth, but the hippo and the rock hyrax have brachyodont teeth.’
- ‘Of course, once at the top, world-class views took second place to rock hyraxes.’
- ‘It is a lovely spot and must be one of the quietest places on earth, with no man-made sounds and only a couple of fish eagles and rock hyrax to disturb the silence.’
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